Bayview Homeless Shelter Project Spurs Controversy

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A proposal to build a 100-bed homeless shelter in San Francisco's Bayview District has angered some residents and businesses, who say that the project was pushed through without adequate public comment, ignores zoning rules and further concentrates poverty in the neighborhood. Supporters say the shelter is badly needed in the area. The debate is the subject of a lawsuit that will be heard on August 28.


Bevan Dufty, director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement in San Francisco

Steven Hammond, partner at the Hammond Law Group representing a coalition of Bayview residents and businesses opposed to the shelter