Sign Our Petition for Safe Organized Spaces in San Francisco
SOS! San Francisco's encampment and shelter/housing-shortage crisis is impacting our neighborhoods with unhealthy and unsafe conditions. All San Franciscans, housed and unhoused, deserve better. Join the growing coalition of current and former encampment residents, community leaders, organizations, neighbors, and local businesses who are advocating for SAFE ORGANIZED SPACES on public/private land.
Sign our petition today.  Join the movement to create more safe pathways to healing and permanent housing.

SAFE ORGANIZED SPACES are supported transitional communities with crucial resources like safety protocols, sanitation, garbage pickup, community guidelines and transitional support that work in partnership with encampment residents, neighbors, and City services. Together we can create spaces where people can belong on their path from the street to housing. Learn more at
The SOS Petition & Campaign was developed with participation and support from a range of community stakeholders shared below.

* 1. Tell City Hall, your District Supervisor, and City-Wide Department Heads that you agree:
"As alternatives to encampments, I want more safe organized spaces that free up our sidewalks and support transition from street to affordable housing."

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

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

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

* 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 (* for identification purposes only) in advocating for humane, cost-effective, and outcomes-driven strategies to address our encampment and shelter/housing shorting crisis.

Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge (SFHC)
Lava Mae
Asian Neighborhood Design
Mission Creek Merchants Association
Impact Hub
Mission Housing Development Corporation
factory 1 design
Downtown Streets Team
Amy Farah Weiss (SFHC)
David Tompkins (SFHC Volunteer/Former Encampment Resident)
Michael Rouppet (SF Community Land Trust*/Former Encampment Resident)
Ehlie Santos (Box City Encampment Resident)
Edwin Marangco (Box City Encampment Resident)
Jennifer Friedenbach (Executive Director, Coalition on Homelessness*)
Del Seymour (Code Tenderloin*/Local Homeless Coordinating Board*)
Debra Walker (Building Inspection Commissioner*)
Doniece Sandoval (Lava Mae)
Kris Kepler (Lava Mae)
Tony Sparks (SF State*)
Candace Combs (Mission Creek Merchants Association/In-Symmetry Spa)
Lisa Haut (NEMNA member*/Impact Hub Pilot Community Integration Team)
Kelly Scott Hill (factory 1 design/NEMNA member*/Impact Hub Pilot Community Integration Team)
Larisa Pedroncelli (factory 1 design/NEMNA member*/Impact Hub Pilot Community Integration Team)
Chris Block (Potrero View*/SPUR*)
Tony Kelly (Potrero Hill Democratic Club*)
Sonja Trauss (YIMBY Action)
Scott Nelson (Coalition on Homelessness Working Group*)
Rachel Heydemann (Nonprofit Consultant)
Sara Fenske Bahat (California College of the Arts*)
Martha S. Thompson (President, San Francisco Design Center*)
Dr. Frank Gilson (President, Potrero Dogpatch Merchants Association*

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