Emergency SF Homeless Shelter at Pier 80 Closing its Doors: Report

An emergency homeless shelter at Pier 80 in San Francisco is set to be closed on July 1, but no plans are in place to relocate its residents, according to a report.

Opened on Feb. 5, the temporary shelter was originally scheduled to be shut down on March 31. But the city agreed to keep the doors open in order to provide a roof and a bed for the 3,500-plus homeless people in San Francisco sleeping under the elements, according to SF Weekly.

The mayor's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Although no relocation plans are finalized, Mayor Ed Lee said in April that 200 new supportive housing units would be opened by midsummer, SF Weekly reported.

SFist Blog reported that operating the 150-bed shelter cost the city $1 million per month.

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