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San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
United States of America

Jeff Kositsky, director of the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) will speak to us about homelessness in San Francisco, with a focus on creating a significant and sustained reduction by December 2022.

Mayor Edwin M. Lee appointed Mr. Kositsky to be the first director of the HSH when he announced the creation of the department. Leading with, “Compassion, Common-Sense and Courage”, Director Kositsky is responsible for driving San Francisco’s homeless response system that seeks to make homelessness in San Francisco, rare, brief and one-time.

Since launching, HSH has worked to quickly develop a five-year strategic framework that outlines a bold vision for making significant and sustained reductions to homelessness over time, while ending homelessness for thousands of individuals and families, providing shelter to approximately 14,000 individuals and preventing homelessness for 6,500 households. HSH did this while expanding proven programs and reforming systems to improve outcomes for people in crisis, our non-profit partners and the City as a whole as it is better able to manage the system. HSH has also worked to implement Coordinated Entry across the Homelessness Response System to ensure that the most vulnerable individuals and households are prioritized for housing.

Jeff Kositsky is a nationally recognized leader in innovative homeless services and has over 20 years of experience managing nonprofit organizations in San Francisco. He has served on several nonprofit boards, including San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness and the Treasure Island Development Authority Board of Directors. Currently, Mr. Kositsky sits on the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ Leadership Council.  

Mr. Kositsky holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from American University in Washington, DC and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

This is a regular membership meeting of The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!) Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30 PM Meeting adjourns

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Tickets are $40 each; $35 for Club members who register online in advance (online registration closes at 5PM the day before the meeting). Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.