Shelter expansion includes cabin hybrid site in San Francisco

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California Construction News staff writer

Legislation has been introduced to open a new safe parking and cabin site in San Francisco to create safe and secure shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness. The Commons will include 60 cabins and 20 safe parking slots for up to 95 individuals at a time.

If passed, the legislation will allow the city to lease the property and referrals to the site will be made through the department of homelessness and supportive housing’s centralized guest placement team and will prioritize people experiencing homelessness in District 10.

An ongoing expansion of shelter space also includes six hundred beds funded in the last budget.

“We are continuing to provide new solutions to both house people and provide temporary shelter that helps them move off the street,” said Mayor London Breed. “This latest project is part of our efforts to prioritize helping people in District 10, which we know experiences a significant amount of homelessness compared to the rest of the city.

“This is how we make a difference for those living on our streets and for our neighborhoods who want to see clean and safe streets for all.”

The site at 2177 Jerrold Ave., 3.25 acres located in close proximity to essential services and public transportation, will accommodate 20 safe parking slots and 60 cabins. Cabins will be equipped with amenities such as electricity, heating, furniture and a locked door. Additionally, the site will feature: 24/7 staffing, two meals per day, showers, wi-fi, bike racks and community space promoting social interaction and a sense of belonging.

“In District 10 we don’t just talk about providing shelter and preventing people from living on the streets, we actually provide places for people to go,” said Supervisor Walton. “This is a first of its kind place, providing accommodations for people living in vehicles, and providing tiny cabin homes for the unhoused at the same site.

“This will have a positive impact in community, prioritizing individuals who need shelter in the area first.”

Recognizing that homelessness is a complex issue, The Commons will also emphasize comprehensive support services to guests. Onsite case managers will provide personalized assistance, with 1:25 staff to client ratio, connecting individuals with vital resources and healthcare services to ensure a successful transition out of homelessness.

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