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A 'Safe' Parking Lot for the Homeless Proposed in San Francisco

If approved, a new facility in San Francisco will allow homeless people living in RVs and vans a safe place to park. Access to support services will also be available at the site.
July 17, 2019, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"San Francisco plans to open its first facility to serve the rising population of homeless people living out of their vans and RVs," reports Trisha Thadani.

"A parking lot near the Balboa Park BART Station will be turned into a 'triage lot,' where people can park their vehicles overnight and access showers, bathrooms and services to help them find other housing options."

Proposals for homeless service facilities have sparked controversy in recent months in San Francisco, most recently and contentiously with the proposed Embarcadero Navigation Center.

"It is unclear whether the plan will stoke as much community opposition as other proposed homeless services in the city, such as the controversial Embarcadero Navigation Center, but officials want to move forward as quickly as possible and open the site by winter," according to Thadani.

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Published on Monday, July 15, 2019 in San Francisco Chronicle
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