#SanFrancisco loves homeless shelters — as long as they are somewhere else

As he rolled out a city budget that prioritizes services for homeless people, Mayor Ed Lee issued a challenge to San Francisco’s 11 supervisors: Find places in your district for Navigation Centers to help get this population off the streets.

Lee has set aside $6 million over the next two years to open a Navigation Center — a shelter that offers substance-abuse treatment and job training, and allows homeless people to bring along their partners and pets. Such facilities — three are open and locations have been chosen for three more — are central to the mayor’s strategy to end homelessness, but they’ve met resistance from many San Francisco residents and officials, who don’t want to live next door to a homeless hub.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle


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