This Demographic Saw Biggest Spike Amid Crisis

Aylin Rosales Had Never Lived in an RV UNTIL LAST YEAR.

After Her Mom Lost Her Job in A Cafe and the Family Couldn’t Afford Rent On Their Daly City Apartment, The 18-Year-Oold Moved with Her Mom, Step-Dad and Younger Sister Into An RV Near Lake Merced.

They Moved Right Next to Rosals’ Older Sister and Her Family, Who Live in Another RV, and Soon Her Mom’s Cousins ​​Moved Into Two More Campers Down the Road. They too had lost jobs and apartments in the pandemic.

“It is a lot different to gole we rely,” Said Rosales, who Started City College on Wednesday to Study Nursing.

Many More Latino Families Fill Dozens of RVS Linming The Busy Roads Around the Lake. They reflect a World Trend in San Francisco: The Number of Latino People Experiencing Homelessness Skyrocketed Even as the City’s Overall Number of Homeless People has been Dipped. (While Rosales doesn’t consider Herself Homeless, She fits the city’s definition of Unhouse.)

New City Data Shows Homelessness Among Latinos Increased by 55% from 2019 to 2022, compared with a Total Citywide Drop of 3.5%. Latinos now Make Up 30% of the Total Homeless Count, Although they are only 16% of the general population.