City Attorney Dennis Herrera says there’s broad power to commandeer buildings and land during an emergency.
"This legislation will save lives," says Supervisor Hillary Ronen
"The worst is yet to come" warns mayor
Lawmakers balk at $197-per-night price tag but insist they must move forward.
Mayor backs off of mega-shelter plan as lawmakers push to secure individual accommodations for residents.
Shelterless people will instead be placed in hotels.
Health crisis "compounding scarcity" as city struggles to find places to put everybody.
Six feet per person is more space than most shelters have.
Shelters aren’t safe during outbreak, supervisors argue, eyeing SF’s 33,000 empty hotel units.
"An ongoing source of state funding, leveraged by local resources and partners and matched by local governments, is essential," says a joint letter from the mayors.
The South Bay city spent years arguing over 80 units, only half of which are done, but pilot program may yield greater results later.
Nothing to see here.
"San Franciscans are outraged."
Anxiety about homeless crisis explodes in annual poll.
But that’s arguably less than the city is likely to spend on temporary facilities elsewhere.
Would building shelters across the entire city complicate homeless relief?
As Castro Valley’s Lakewood neighborhood learned, people have to go somewhere—and whether it be public or private land, someone must foot the bill.
It will be two blocks away from another one.
Governor’s task force wants to amend the constitution to put cities in the hot seat over crisis.
It’s an issue he couldn’t fix while mayor of SF.
$1 million grant allows SF housing non-profit to open up its rolls again
"We can’t solve this at City Hall."
Game-changing facility will open by year’s end.
City council president says 1,000 people could find shelter offshore, but the port says idea is all wet.
Small city-owned lot near BART may presage larger facility for car and RV-dwellers.
The tech giant cites hotel costs and homeless crisis.
The agency spins its wheels and leaves the city’s Moving On Initiative with nowhere to move onto.
And the Bay Area’s ten largest cities combined sport three empty homes for every two persons without one.
Contentious center by Bay Bridge will open in December.
Three of the four open centers have seen crime rates drop.