City Finds Homeless Woman Housing — One Down, Thousands More to Go

We already know it's wishful thinking that the city will reach former Mayor Gavin Newsom's pie-in-the-sky idea to end chronic homelessness by 2014 — for plenty of reasons.

But Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius points out that city leaders are trying, really, really hard to combat homelessness, one sleeping bag at a time.

And here is proof: In his column today, Nevius recounts a short, but sweet feel-good story about how the mayor's homeless adviser finally got the chronically homeless “Ms. Flowers” into city-supported housing after three years of her refusing to leave the Western Addition sidewalks.

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