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SF’s First Sanctioned “Tent City” Opens By City Hall

San Francisco has officially opened a “Safe Sleeping Village” for 50 tents in Civic Center
By - posted 5/15/2020 No Comment

Thanks to 48 Hills for letting us know that the first city-sanctioned “Safe Sleeping Village” opened up this week. 

The officially-allowed homeless encampment has spaces for 50 tents (spaced 6-feet apart) on a closed off street in Civic Center on Fulton between the Main Library and the Asian Art Museum.  This was part of the “Tenderloin Neighborhood Plan for COVID-19” that the city announced earlier in May.

The city has installed portable toilets, handwashing stations and access to drinking water.

According to KQED, three other sites are under consideration for future Safe Sleeping Sites  including the former Transbay Terminal in SoMa, Everett Middle School on Church Street and the former McDonald’s on Haight/Stanyan – along with a site at MLK Park in the Bayview which was a rogue operation at first, but received on OK from the city to operate officially.

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