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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bayview deserves voice on where shelter located

From SFGate, and Op-Ed from D10 Supervisor Malia Cohen,
More than a year ago, the city of San Francisco applied for a state grant for a 100-bed shelter at 2115 Jennings St. in the Bayview. The city submitted this application without consulting the neighbors and now is demanding that the community embrace what it believes is the best-and-only solution for the homeless population in the Bayview. 
The Bayview community is not an area that lacks homeless services. We have a homeless shelter that is not filled every night. We have multiple transitional housing properties; we have methadone van and needle-exchange programs; and several food pantry services. 
Instead of conducting a comprehensive survey and evaluation of these existing homeless services, the city unilaterally determined that a new 100-bed shelter at 2115 Jennings is essential.
Read more at SFGate

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