San Francisco Shifts From Trashing Homeless Camps To Sanctioning Them Amid COVID-19

Posted by on May 14, 2020 4:05 pm
Categories: US National Stories

Tents line a gravel sidewalk off Fulton Street near City Hall on May 5, 2020. Last week, city staffers started drawing out socially distant spaces with chalk on the street for the tents to stay.

San Francisco’s homelessness solution is one once thought unthinkable: city-sanctioned open-air encampments. The advent of COVID-19 forced city leaders to make the difficult decision.

(Image credit: Beth LaBerge/KQED)

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