Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: SROs

A guide to free food in San Francisco

If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity in San Francisco right now, immediate help is available, including programs that are open to everyone. (Many programs are...

Why won’t SF health officer order homeless into hotels?

At the end of the Board of Supes meeting Tuesday, we got some dramatic clarity on why the Department of Public Health isn’t pushing to move more homeless people...

Supes look to protect SRO residents

The Board of Supes Finance Committee approved today emergency legislation aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in single-room occupancy hotels. The measure by Sup. Aaron Peskin came in the...

First sanctioned tent city opens in SF

San Francisco's first city-sanctioned safe sleeping site began operations yesterday afternoon. The site, referred to as the Safe Sleeping Village, has 50 spaces for tents to be pitched six...

What’s the future for bars and restaurants? A new podcast digs in

For 14 years, Marcia Gagliardi has taken both a bird's-eye and a fork's-tine view of the local dining and drinking scene. tablehopper, her invaluable site and newsletter, dashes around...

Why turn affordable SROs into tourist hotel rooms?

While the supervisors and the mayor are engaged in a critical, and bitter, debate about moving homeless people into hotels, the Planning Department is moving forward a plan to...

Can hotels become permanent housing for homeless people?

There are ways to describe the logistics of moving thousands of homeless people into hotel rooms. It’s not going to be simple. But referring to the challenge as “herding that...

Social distancing is the wrong term

I am very tired of hearing about “social distancing.” We do not need social distancing. We need physical distancing. What we need is social solidarity. I am not the first one...

OPINION: Save the soul of San Francisco

How do you shelter at home, when you don’t have a home? As our city leaders have moved rapidly and wisely to minimize the risks of the COVID pandemic, one...

City starts to plan for coronavirus in homeless and SRO communities

San Francisco will provide temporary housing to quarantine unsheltered residents or for people who live in shelters, single room occupancy hotels, or permanent supportive housing exposed to the coronavirus. It's...