The City of San Francisco currently wastes upwards of $30 million a year on a "move along" strategy to shuffle 3,500+ unsheltered residents from block to block with unacceptable public health and safety outcomes. All San Franciscans, unhoused and housed, deserve better.

SOS! We must take action to treat the encampment and shelter shortage crisis like a manageable crisis. Safe Organized Spaces are community-integrated transitional villages with individual shelters administered by nonprofits on underutilized private or public land with license agreements, insurance, essential amenities, and a community-integration team.

SOS Transitional Villages meet the needs of residents in a participatory environment by providing secure sleep and storage, safety protocols, sanitation, garbage pickup, community benefit agreements, and on-site support services that work in partnership with residents-in-transition, neighbors, partnering organizations, and City services.

Learn more, and contact us at saintfrancischallenge.org.

SOS! SF needs Safe Organized Spaces


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* 1. Add your name to build political will:
"I support Safe Organized Spaces to address San Francisco's encampment and shelter-shortage crisis."

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* 2. Select your San Francisco Supervisor District. (Don't know your district? Find out here.)

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* 3. Enter your e-mail for updates and follow up from the SOS campaign (easy opt out)

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* 4. Check all that apply (include e-mail above for follow-up):

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* 5. Add an optional personalized message to emphasize why San Francisco needs Safe Organized Spaces as alternatives to encampments.

Thank you for joining the following stakeholders in advocating for humane, well-designed, and cost-effective strategies to address our encampment and shelter/housing shorting crisis (* next to affiliation listed for identification purposes only).

Organizations
Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge (SFHC)
Impact Hub San Francisco
Downtown Streets Team
Lava Mae
Asian Neighborhood Design
Mission Housing Development Corporation
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
factory 1 design
Mission Creek Merchants Association

Individual Stakeholders
Amy Farah Weiss (Founder/Director of Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge)
David Tompkins (Former Encampment Resident)
Michael Rouppet (Marty's Place*/Former Encampment Resident)
Ehlie Santos (Former Encampment Resident)
James West (Former Encampment Resident)
Del Seymour (Code Tenderloin*/Local Homeless Coordinating Board*)
Debra Walker (Building Inspection Commissioner*)
Doniece Sandoval (CEO of Lava Mae)
Sam Moss (Executive Director of Mission Housing Development Corporation)
Lisa Haut (NEMNA member*/Impact Hub Pilot)
Kelly Scott Hill (NEMNA member*/Impact Hub Pilot/Small Business Owner)
Larisa Pedroncelli (NEMNA member*/Impact Hub Pilot/Small Business Owner)
Tony Sparks (Assistant Professor at SF State*)
Candace Combs (Mission Creek Merchants Association/Small Business Owner)
Chris Block (Journalist at Potrero View*/SPUR*)
Christopher Herring (PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley
Scott Nelson (Coalition on Homelessness Working Group*)
Rachel Heydemann (Nonprofit Consultant)
Sara Fenske Bahat (Instructor at California College of the Arts*)
Bob Burnside (Member of Democratic Socialists of America-SF Chapter*)

Visit SaintFrancisChallenge.org/SOS for more information.

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