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Demand For Hotel Rooms Increase As Three Homeless People In SF Test Positive

Apr 7, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing how San Francisco is handling its homeless crisis as the third person tests positive for COVID-19. The first person tested positive on Thursday at a Navigation Center. On Sunday, two more people tested positive in the city's largest shelter. City officials say all three people are isolating in hotel rooms.

 

On Monday, Street Sheet editor Quiver Watts ran a story and photo of on the ground mats intended for homeless people inside the Moscone Center. After a major public outcry, city officials now say they will house homeless people in hotel rooms. We'll get the latest.

 

Guests:

Joe Wilson, executive director and former client of Hospitality House, a community-based organization providing opportunities, resources, and shelter for homeless people

 

Tim Redmond, investigative reporter and founder of 48hills

Web Resources:

Mission Local: Hospitality House residents relocate to hotel, as COVID-19 cases crop up in other shelters -- and plan to move homeless to Moscone West comes under fire

 

48hills, Tim Redmond: Breed administration says it’s ‘not fiscally prudent’ to get homeless off the streets

Street Sheet, Quiver Watts: Mayor Breed Opts for Mass Indoor Camps