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Radical Ideas: New approaches to solving homelessness


Bevan Dufty is Director of Housing, Opportunity, Partnership, and Engagement for the city of San Francisco. In his new role brainstorming solutions to the city’s stubborn homelessness problem, Dufty has come up with some pretty novel thoughts. We wanted to hear about some of the most innovative, so we invited him in for a segment we call “Radical Ideas.”

DUFTY: Here we are, in San Francisco, and we've got the AIDS model of care that the world looks at, but people are food insecure and so they can't adhere to these meds, because these meds are tough to take if you're not eating and thriving. 

Click the audio player above to listen to the interview. 

Ben was hired as Interim Executive Director of KALW in November, 2021.