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San Francisco Will get $54.7 Million To Convert SoMa Resort Into Everlasting Housing For Homeless – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN / CBS SF) – San Francisco city officials announced $ 54.7 million in government funding to convert a residential hotel in the South of the Market neighborhood into permanent housing for people emerging from homelessness get out.

Funding comes from the California Department of Housing and Community Development through the government’s Homekey project.

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The plan to convert the newly acquired building at 1321 Mission St. into permanent housing is part of a larger plan by Mayor London Breed to overhaul and expand the city’s permanent housing sites. Supportive living combines coordinated services with affordable housing for people with mental or physical health problems.

“As we move forward with our homelessness restoration plan, we must use all the opportunities and resources we have to ensure that all people get the housing and support they need,” Breed said in a statement. “I would like to thank Governor Newsom for pushing Project Homekey forward and for guidelines to support our homeless residents during one of the most difficult times in our state’s history.”

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The new financing comes after the city received US $ 76.9 million last year through the Homekey project for the purchase and operation of two other newly converted permanent residential complexes, the Hotel Diva and the Granada Hotel. More than 360 new units will be created at the sites overseen by the San Francisco Department of Homeless and Supportive Housing, city officials said.

In addition, the city plans to acquire and convert three more permanent housing support properties, with the potential to add 237 additional units.

“The mayor and governor believe housing is the solution to homelessness,” said Shireen McSpadden, executive director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. “It is vitally important that we provide more housing, shelter, prevention and distraction for those who are homeless in our community.”

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