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Amid Opposition, S.F. Homeless Navigation Center Completed

A new facility providing shelter and services to San Francisco’s homeless will open this month, even after a year of community pushback.
December 27, 2019, 11am PST | Camille Fink
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Adam Brinklow reports on a homeless navigation center set to open before the year’s end along San Francisco’s Embarcadero. "Some of San Francisco’s neediest residents will soon live a few yards away from the city’s most expensive housing, despite the earnest efforts of angry condo owners in South Beach."

The new facility will house homeless individuals and also provide showers, restrooms, and outdoor seating. Brinklow says that this center will be the seventh navigation center in the city and the additional housing will bring the total number of beds to 566.

The area includes a number of upscale condo buildings, notes Brinklow. "Some of the homeowners inside those high-rises spent most of 2019 trying to scuttle the project with protest and a series of lawsuits. But in the end, [Mayor London] Breed’s plan outreached the long arm of NIMBYism."

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Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Curbed San Francisco
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