Of participants in San Francisco’s homeless service system who responded to a survey, a quarter said they became homeless in the past year, and 9% became homeless within three months prior to the survey. Of those who lost housing, 43% said it was because they were unable to pay rent. Among those who could not pay rent, 37% said it was due to a job loss, and 36% said they were still working, but their income was too low. These were the results of a survey of 580 unhoused individuals in San Francisco by the Coalition On Homelessness (COH . . .
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