S.F. Mayor Announces Ambitious Effort To Get 1,000 Homeless Off Street For Winter
Part of the project would involve opening two Navigation Centers, which are intended to move people from homelessness to permanent or supportive housing.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Mayor Lee Wants To Pull 1,000 Homeless People Off SF Streets This Winter
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has set his sights on the ambitious goal of pulling 1,000 homeless people off the streets this winter and, to kick-start that effort, he wants to open two new homeless Navigation Centers. Getting that many people housed will take the combined labor of several city agencies, including the police, Public Health Department and Homelessness and Supportive Housing Department. But Lee told The Chronicle on Tuesday that he wants to “make a big move while it’s raining and cold.” (Fagan, 11/21)
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles —
Notoriously Hard-To-Open Homeless Shelter Welcomes People Out Of Extreme Weather
Los Angeles officials are opening up a second winter shelter in the Antelope Valley in the hopes of bringing more homeless services to an area left reeling after the closure of a shelter earlier this year. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on funding a range of emergency shelter programs for the upcoming cold season at their meeting Tuesday, including a 24-hour space at the High Desert MAAC, a county-owned space near Lancaster. (Palta, 11/21)