Through explanatory journalism and commentary, I cover homelessness and housing as public policy, human interest and civil rights issues. My reportage is informed by ground truth, as opposed to spin from political and media figures.
Publications include San Francisco Public Press, Street Sheet, Street Spirit, Poor News Network and Newsdesk.org, among other San Francisco Bay Area-based publications.
I've covered enforcement of laws on and prosecutions against street people, hate crimes committed against homeless people due to their status and the difficulties of accessing shelter services. I've also written critical analysis on press coverage of homelessness.
In addition, I cover local politics, including developments in finding a replacement for San Francisco's departing mayor.