Before dawn I joined 244 other volunteers and homeless folks in San Mateo County to go count people living in the streets. We joined thousands across the county in conducting a bi-annual census of people without homes. Since I live in San Bruno and wanted to get to know my town and its residents better, I went to the Safe Harbor Shelter in South City for training and to meet my partner David Sharp, a resident of his Ford Taurus who lives at a local fast food parking lot at night in South City.
We had a tasty “friendraiser” event just before Valentine’s Day. You can see photos here. Many thanks to Borel Private Bank & Trust Co. for hosting the event at their San Mateo branch! Also, the State contemplates a permanent source of revenue for affordable housing.