Preston finds support for District 5 navigation center at community meeting

By Ida Mojadad : sfexaminer – excerpt
Supervisor hopes to narrow down list of possible locations within months

District 5 residents at a community meeting on Sunday signaled interest in moving fast to open a neighborhood navigation center.

Supervisor Dean Preston, who represents the area that includes the Western Addition and Haight Ashbury, held the afternoon meeting at Gateway High School to kickstart the process for opening a homeless shelter as promised during his campaign.

While no location has been announced, Preston’s office indicated that they hoped to narrow down a list of dozens of potential sites to five in the next month or two before bringing plans back to community stakeholders…

The City has opened eight navigation centers since 2015, six of which remain in operation. Another three are planned for 33 Gough St. in South of Market, 888 Post St. in the Tenderloin and 1925 Evans Ave. in Bayview.

At the meeting Sunday, Mayor London Breed’s homelessness advisor Emily Cohen said The City is on track to fulfill its goal to open 1,000 new shelter beds by the end of 2020…(more)

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