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Resource ID: #10716
Subject: Poverty
Source: San Francisco Examiner



In response to the problem of homelessness, San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan instituted a controversial program in 1993, Matrix, that was designed to simultaneously clean up the city and offer the homeless alternatives leading to sheltered, drug-and alcohol-free lives. Homeless activists saw it as a brute attempt to rid the city of the poor, while homeowner ad business interests viewed it as a reasoned and humane effort to preserve San Francisco's quality of life.

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