Led the effort to house over 2,400 homeless in Shelter-In-Place (SIP) hotel rooms during the pandemic.
Invested over $1 billion in supportive housing, housing vouchers, and housing for people experiencing homelessness as Budget and Finance Chair.
Guaranteed mental health care for every San Franciscan with Mental Health SF co-authored with Supervisor Ronen, so that those with a mental illness or substance use disorder can get treatment and care.
Advocated for navigation centers in all 11 supervisorial districts, opened a new navigation center on the Embarcadero and multiple other new shelters, treatment facilities and navigation centers in his district.
Authored a law and secured funding to expand 24-hour bathrooms from zero in 2017 to over 25 locations, all across the city, because everyone deserves the dignity of a private, clean, safe place to go.
Matt’s Commitments in the Assembly:
Address the root causes of homelessness by investing in mental health services, transitional housing, and wrap-around services such as job training and health care.
Empower the State of California to hold other cities and counties accountable for creating more housing and services for the homeless, so the responsibility doesn’t fall on San Francisco alone.
Pass a wealth tax on billionaires to fund investments in supportive housing and navigation centers.
Establish a state system of rapid rehousing vouchers and emergency rental assistance to keep people housed and off the streets.
Ensure every tenant has the right to an attorney in an eviction proceeding.
Invest additional funds to purchase hotels to rapidly provide new housing for homeless residents without sky-high building costs.