San Francisco Transgender Homeless Woman Has Slept on the Same Street for Six Years – San Francisco Video



Davonna has lived homeless on the same street in San Francisco for the last six years. A few times she went into the city’s shelter system but always ended up back in the same spot. When I asked her why Davonna said it’s because she feels it’s a safe haven.

One in five transgender individuals has experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. Family rejection, discrimination, and violence are part of the reason. The other is social service, and homeless shelters that work with this population often fail to culturally and appropriately serve transgender homeless people, including denying them shelter based on their gender identity.

Transgender individuals are often more vulnerable than other homeless populations, yet HUD has proposed a rule that would roll back protections for transgender homeless. This is especially disturbing knowing that several faith-based organizations support this type of discrimination. I am not a theologian, but I’m pretty sure Jesus wouldn’t be fighting to exclude people who need help.

Twice Davonna been in the city’s Navigation Center but because there is no housing and from what I understand there is a time limit on beds, Davonna was exited back to the streets. San Francisco’s homeless services are very complicated. Their shelter system is based on a reservation model. I’m told there are over 1,200 people waiting for a shelter bed.

Special thanks to the Coalition on Homelessness http://www.cohsf.org
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  1. more sprung structures is that what you call them

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  2. I would love to work with you if you come to San Jose !

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  3. Wow this dude could be the winner on eurovision ,in 2020 .

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  4. This is heart breaking.

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  5. I love how he said “what happened?!”

    Like what a loaded question lol. How did I become homeless for 6 years? Gee let me think…

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  6. Your doing good work man. Keep it up.

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  7. He's a man.
    Sad he's homeless…
    Sad he's a junkie too…
    Sad he's so confused that he thinks he's a woman.
    The three aren't unrelated.

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  8. Nothing to do with illegal immigrants?
    Wow!

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  9. I really loved her answers with the three wishes. Bless her

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  10. Please Jesus help her get a house Amen

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  11. This is a man, not a woman people, and you wonder why this man is homeless. You can't change what you are these people have a mental disorder they need to be in a mental institution there is something wrong with their brain they don't know the difference of right from wrong it's a disease of the brain between fact from fiction. But I guess the street will work for now.

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  12. by transgender you mean mentally ill

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  13. Prayers My Friend, 🌿🙏☦️📿🌻✳️💥❣️🌟🏡

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  14. Assuming some of these people are on disability and get $7-800 per month…why don't they get a van and fix that up like alot of seniors and college kids are doing to live in full time?? You'd be safer, can park for free in lots of places and be off the street. You can have a toilet and take a bath in there too. None of them even mentions anything like that.

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  15. it's the same story just a different face the system is designed for only the elite to thrive and everyone else to run through their rat maze chasing their cheese that they print on paper. It's a rat maze monopoly game and the elitists or most people don't care if you end up on bum street their too busy chasing dollars and assets

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  16. Safe heaven ia the homeless shelter in San Antonio tx

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  17. Stay strong sistah…💞🙌📿🌞

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  18. I watched many of your videos and many videos of others who do the same thing and a common denominator amongst all these people seem to be the same thing …drugs.. mental illness and hopelessness and a mentality that they're entitled to help… or somebody is always dropping the ball and fucking them over out of what they're "owed "..which seems to be a place to live and a "normal" life…. I'm getting to the point with the more and more I watch it's like fu life is a struggle you've decided you're okay with this… that may sound cruel and may be at this moment just how I'm feeling but it's just true

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  19. You can tell she’s very intelligent

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  20. " her" methadone counselor….ok story done…we know the entire problem here…all the other rambling nonsense is meaningless

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  21. So what happened to that extra 300 million bucks they voted a few months back? 600 million for 8000 people I bet next year there's 8000 homeless people on San Fran streets next year.

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  22. It's not her fault because meritocracy is a lie.

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  23. What are some of the things you are doing to help the homeless crisis ?

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  24. God bless her🙏🙏🌼🙏🌹

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  25. She is so level headed and articulate 💖 it just makes me so sad.

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  26. 😢😭😢😭🤧🙏🕉

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  27. These are great, giving homeless people a voice, thank you

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  28. I have a clean room,food,etc absolutely free if you can find her again to get her off the streets. And can buy her a plane ir bus ticket to get here. Message me here…

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  29. What you do what you have to realize is when she says the mayor's office the man didn't personally tell her anything it was just the office staff that told her that she has has it but it was a Folly on their part….

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  30. Like I said before the city is rich and America in general is the richest country in the world but it's based on capitalism…
    People say capitalism is the best it's not because capitalism encourages corporations and businesses to make big profits so it's not profitable to make housing for regular people ..
    And that's a big reason why there's no housing for Working Class People or poor people they can easily do it if they want to they can do it tomorrow but not doing it because of capitalism and greed it's that simple….

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  31. Everybody complains that socialism and communism is bullcrap But there again so is capitalism because if capitalism was the best domino homeless people on the streets all these three systems allow people to become homeless..
    In most cases of course some of course I blame some homeless people themselves it depends on individual basis…

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  32. I got bad news for you people you are not a priority I know. I want to hear the truth happy Birthday and I'll say it again you are not a priority because I cannot to profit from you therefore they will not build housing for you unless they know you can pay for it capitalism is not about helping each other it's about profits and business these developers know it and love it that reason…
    The sad thing is a lot of people are not to wake people need to wake up to this…

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  33. You might get this question a lot, but I am really curious. Why don't you put ads in your videos? I'm sure it would help a lot of homeless people in need of something. I will willingly not skip the ads if that's one of the ways I can contribute.

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  34. i dont understand why they dont buy a cheap van . no need to live in a tent

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  35. Why would he leave his cell phone in the shelter and expect it to be there when he got back?

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