Michael Lopez, with the Central Market Community Benefit District, calls for medical assistance for a man lying on the sidewalk on Market Street near Seventh Street in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. | Paul Chinn, The Chronicle

Michael Lopez, with the Central Market Community Benefit District, calls for medical assistance for a man lying on the sidewalk on Market Street near Seventh Street in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. | Paul Chinn, The Chronicle

Too many Californians want to ignore the cause of homelessness; the answer is obvious in the Bay Area

By Chronicle Editorial Board

Homelessness arises from a lack of homes. That conclusion of a recent UCLA study would seem intuitive, given that lacking a home and being homeless are one and the same. But the connection between the state’s gaping housing shortage and its spreading homelessness still strikes too many Californians as a great controversy requiring endless debate. Read More