Why is San Francisco shutting down its homeless hotels?

Shelter In Place hotels have federal funding through April 1, but the city is phased out early

Fifth and Mission podcast photo

Marilyn Tanner, 70, checks into a shelter hotel near Union Square in San Francisco, California Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Formerly incarcerated with diabetes, glaucoma, and low back pain, Tanner had been living at the shelter in a hotel setting for about a year after being injured in a shooting Fire from a speeding car while staying outside his car in Bayview.
Photographs by Stephen Lamm/The Chronicle

Since last spring, San Francisco has moved thousands of non-residential residents to hotel rooms as emergency shelters during the pandemic. Project RoomKey is federally funded and the Biden administration has extended that support through April 1

But San Francisco has been closing shelter hotels for months, despite protests from homeless advocates.

In this episode of the Fifth and Mission podcast, Caron Creighton reports on the city’s tactics and the objections to homeless advocates.

Photo above: Marilyn Tanner entering the SIP Hotel near Union Square in March. He has been living there since the spring of 2020.

New to podcasts? Here’s how to listen.

Recent Articles

Related Stories

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox