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Wet Houses Up For Debate

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Bevan Dufty, the former SF supervisor and newly-appointed director of HOPE (Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement), thinks wet houses for homeless might be worth a try here in San Francisco. KCBS reports that the city spends about $13.5M annually on its top 225 chronically homeless inebriates, and Dufty thinks that creating a facility where alcoholics can drink in a structure setting would do wonders. "That means that we're spending money on emergency services, ambulances, shelters and jails, all of these ways that we're spending money that are not really productive and not having good outcomes," Dufty told KCBS. Care to chime in? The SF Appeal is running a poll asking if you think wet houses can be effective harm reducers. [KCBS/SF Appeal]