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Tag: Tents

The privilege of breathing

How can you shelter in place when you have no shelter?

Old SF money backing stealthy new right-wing group

Most start-up political organizations like a splash. They hold news events, press conferences, big galas to say: We have arrived. This is who we are, this is our agenda,...

Homeless sweeps come back to the Tenderloin

“They came by and took our tents, said we had to go and not come back or we would be arrested -- you know a sweep" said Johnell, 48, a...

Safe sleeping spaces — or cages?

C.A.R.E. For the homeless On some street In Saint Pete Looks like A cage For people.... -- excerpt of the poem People Cages by Dee Allen /Po Poet “It feels like we are back in prison,” said...

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...

Public health docs duck question: Why no order to house the homeless?

The Board of Supes briefing from the Department of Public Health today was stunning – and showed just how far the Breed Administration is willing to go to avod...

The dangerous, inaccurate reporting on homelessness and the COVID crisis

Take some salacious information, add a single person with a point of view, and suddenly you have a major international story – that can do serious damage to a...

Can a federal lawsuit force SF to put homeless people in hotels?

Hastings College of the Law, which has often been at odds with the city, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday claiming that failures in city policy have left the Tenderloin...

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...