CA: San Francisco takes step toward housing all homeless veterans

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee stood in the lobby of a newly opened, supportive-housing complex Wednesday, and surrounded by dozens of military veterans just rescued from the street to live there, pledged to end chronic homelessness among their comrades by the end of the year. The rehabilitated Winton Hotel at 445 O’Farrell St. in the Tenderloin gives roofs to 42 veterans. Combined with 30 rooms for veterans at the recently opened Crown Hotel on Valencia Street in the Mission District, that means 72 former service members have moved off the street into supportive housing over the past few months. Lee said his staff hopes to identify 128 similar units to open by the end of 2017; they’ll be the final ones needed, he said.” [editor’s note: Could say something about horses and carriages, or barn doors … but I won’t – SAT] (05/17/17)