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The biennial “Point in Time” count of the city’s homeless population was released in mid-May, and it showed a 15 percent drop in unsheltered homelessness and a 3.5 percent decrease in overall homelessness. There was an 18 percent increase in people living in shelters and transitional housing, an 11 percent decrease in chronically homeless single adults, and a 6 percent decrease in unaccompanied youth . . . The city’s Office of Economic Workforce Development announced $11.4 million for economic recovery of the city’s commercial corridors. According to the mayor’s office, “the investment will provide community organizations funding to recruit new businesses, train and establish new and existing entrepreneurs, develop new programming, organize festivals and events, and offer technical assistance to small businesses.” Applicants for funding should go to . . . No soup for you: San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has banned Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi from receiving communion in the archdiocese due to her support for legal abortion.

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