Celebrating 15 Years of DISH

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DISH WAS BORN on a likely foggy September day in 2006 in San Francisco. Since that day, DISH has been providing supportive, permanent housing to individuals who have experienced long-term homelessness, severe trauma, and chronic health challenges across San Francisco. DISH was founded by Lauren Hall and Doug Gary to be a strong partner in the City’s effort to end homelessness by providing property management services for a project of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Over the course of its 15 years of existence, DISH has grown to assume property management of 8 housing sites, currently creating a welcoming home for over 500 people.


1,072 tenants have been welcomed home at DISH

with 97% housed for over a year with an average length of 5.6 years

61 residents have moved onto independent housing

2376 miles walked by the Boedekker Trekkers

$165,400,000 dollars saved by getting people off the streets and into supportive housing

Based on Toros, Stevens, and Moreno’s Project 50 study (2012) that accounts for inpatient and emergency services, incarceration days, and substance abuse residential treatment, etc. costing 2x more than supportive housing.

9 Tenant Appreciation Parties and 8 Feel Good Fairs