Protect Homeless Population During Covid-19 Pandemic

Target: London Breed, Mayor of San Francisco

Goal: Provide increased protections for the homeless residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district during the coronavirus crisis.

The number of homeless people living in tents in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district has increased by 285 percent since the start of the coronavirus crisis. The Tenderloin is a historically low-income and underserved neighborhood within San Francisco, where protections against Covid-19 have been largely nonexistent.

Homeless shelters have greatly reduced capacity during the quarantine, leaving the homeless population crammed in tents on the streets and unable to social distance. Those without homes, in addition to residents of the Tenderloin neighborhood, fear for their health due to the large amount of people who cannot properly social distance. Homeless outreach advocates claim the city should open vacant hotels or supervised encampments in response to the coronavirus.

Sign below to demand the city work to provide shelter for homeless residents of the Tenderloin district in order to protect them from Covid-19.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mayor Breed,

The homeless population in the Tenderloin district has only grown since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. Many residents have nowhere to go and no way of social distancing.

Thus far, homeless policy has only further institutionalized homelessness within the Tenderloin instead of providing housing. The residents of the neighborhood are at serious risk of contracting the virus. I demand that you provide increased protections for the homeless population, such as access to vacant hotels and supervised encampments, to protect them from the coronavirus.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Euan




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One Comment

  1. Jose Espino says:

    Dear Mayor Breed. Think for a minute if a life’s turn will put you right at where they are. Remember. ” Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you are going to get.”

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