ABOUT PROPOSITION S:A Yes on Proposition S will establish the “Ending Family Homelessness Fund” and ensure a stable foundation for San Francisco’s unique arts and cultural offerings, while ending family homelessness without raising taxes.
Funded by San Francisco’s booming tourism, the Hotel Tax was originally used to expand access to arts and culture and to provide housing for low-income families.
The tax was meant to ensure San Francisco’s underserved families had access to safe, stable housing and San Francisco residents had access to a diverse array of arts and culture experiences.
Slowly, this purpose has been changed, as specific allocations have been repealed. This critical loss of funding has had a profound effect on arts and housing.
Despite San Francisco’s booming economic growth, evictions have increased by 55% over the last five years, and our city has neglected to help the 1 in 25 homeless children in San Francisco Unified School District. Additionally, our artists and arts organizations are either being displaced at a disproportionately high rate, or are in the process of being displaced.
A Yes on Proposition S ensures a creative and compassionate San Francisco for all. Support Proposition S to:
- Fund individual artists, community organizations, nonprofit arts groups, and provide programs for underserved communities;
- Make art experiences more accessible and affordable for all;
- Support arts, cultural, and music programs for children;
- Help end family homelessness by providing housing and prevention services for homeless and at-risk low-income families;
- Stand with over 70 arts, culture, and homeless service organizations that have come together to secure and increase funding for arts, culture and homeless families.
We hope you’ll join Prop S-Proponent and HPP’s Executive Director Martha Ryan at the polls this November to VOTE YES ON S for homeless families. For more information, visit: http://bettersf.com/.