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San Francisco paying $60k PER TENT for homeless encampment; now city officials want additional $20M to extend the program!

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The Daily Mail:

  • Officials from the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing requested $20 million to keep six’ Safe Sleeping Village’  encampments running
  • The city’s six encampment sites provide tents for the homeless as well as three meals a day, around-the-clock security and bathrooms and showers
  • The program currently costs $18.2 million and funds 260 tents in six sites, totaling to just over $60,000 per tent per year
  • The department is asking the city for $15 million in the upcoming fiscal year for a similar number of tents, which would amount to about $57,000 per tent per year
  • The cost of the tents and the desire to extend a program that was supposed to be a short-term solution to the pandemic has been met with criticism

San Francisco’s homelessness department is seeking $20 million in additional funding to extend an encampment program that already funds tents that cost over $60,000 a year. 

This week, officials from San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing went before the the Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Appropriations Committee and requested $20 million over the next two years to keep six ‘Safe Sleeping Village’ tent encampments running. 

The city’s six encampment sites provide tents for the homeless as well as three meals a day, around-the-clock security and bathrooms and showers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. 

More at The Daily Mail

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