DHS head facing tough challenges in first year

DHS Commissioner Gilbert Taylor, in a sitdown interview with Chronicle staff on Thursday, said he and the agency are both proactively and reactively dealing with the city’s homelessness crisis the best it can in their first year in office.

More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

According to a report released Monday by the National Coalition for the Homeless, 21 cities have passed measures aimed at restricting the people who feed the homeless since January 2013. The measures that restrict food distribution tend to take one of two forms: new rules on the use of public property and new food-safety regulations.

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