Tue, Jun 07|
Hearing: Full Board Vote on APA
A Place for All (APA), a policy and a plan to shelter those on our streets, was unanimously approved by the members of the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services (PSNS) Committee. It now goes to the Board of Supervisors for its final vote on June 7th.
Time & Location
Jun 07, 2022, 2:00 PM
About the Event
The APA legislation, which is sponsored by Supervisors Mandelman, Stefani, Melgar, Mar, Dorsey, and Safai was introduced on March 22, 2022. APA directs the City of San Francisco to:
- Establish a policy to provide shelter to all who will accept it.
- Develop an implementation plan that expands the number and range of shelter options including tents, cabins, Navigation Centers, and traditional shelter to accommodate all those willing to accept shelter.
At the press conference for APA, RescueSF co-founder Mark Nagel said, "Street sleeping doesn't make someone safe, sane, or sober. To end our devastating homelessness crisis, we need to stop managing homelessness like it’s a normal part of urban life, and we need to start treating it like the humanitarian emergency that it is.
For more information:
- APA -- Press Release
- APA -- Fact Sheet
- APA -- Full Legislation
- SF Examiner Article - Editorial: San Francisco must take urgent action to expand homeless shelter options
- SF Chronicle Article - Proposal would force S.F. to provide shelter to all homeless people. Could it get more folks off the streets?
- Podcast -- Listen: Can a shelter mandate fix San Francisco's streets?