Does the Homeless Vote Matter in San Francisco?

Kat Callaway doesn’t waste words when I ask her if she’s planning to vote next week. Her answer? Hell yes.

Kat’s enthusiasm is unsurprising. She has been the picture of political engagement since arriving in San Francisco five years ago. She works the polls, volunteers with a local voter organization Tenderloin Votes, and attends Board of Supervisor and city meetings regularly, so often that they “they cringe when they see me coming.” Kat’s hard to miss, with a brilliantly red pixie cut and devilish grin.

Kat is also homeless, which puts her in one of the city’s invisible categories – the homeless voter. While the city will be voting on seven housing and homelessness measures on next month’s ballot, there’s a dearth of information about the group of San Franciscans that arguably has the most to lose or gain from them.

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