Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jennings homeless shelter planned

A $978,000 grant awarded to the SF Human Services Agency will be used to convert 2115 Jennings Street, formerly an auto repossession business, into a shelter that could offer overnight shelter to 100 people a night next year. 

In a rapidly changing neighborhood, some see services for "vulnerable populations" as critical to maintaining diversity and Bayview Hunters Point's reputation for social advocacy.  Others see services for "problem populations" as putting speed bumps in the road toward a higher quality of life for residents.

"Mother Brown's," as the nonprofit organization is often referred to by its clients, already operates a drop-in center where homeless people may book reservations in city-funded shelters.

The new development is one of 32 projects statewide creating emergency housing units, according to a statement from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

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