My latest public records request to Mayor Ed Lee related to his homeless Navigation Center and number of clients served and exited for various reasons, produced these numbers.
According to the Office of the Controller, thirty clients have exited the center located on Mission near 16th Street, 14 of whom exited to permanent housing, 6 to temporary housing and 10 have had unstable exits. Previous emails from City Hall showed some tenants residing at SROs were evicted so the City could lease those hotel rooms for homeless folks leaving the center.
The great unanswered question surrounding the Navigation Center is whether any actual new housing units were created, or is the City just shuffling folks from SROs and contracted beds so that the mayor can say he's moved homeless people from the streets to the center and then into permanent housing.
I wonder if clients of the center, Mayor Ed Lee and Homeless Inc consider these numbers successes. What do you say about the mayor's latest stats?