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Negative effects would result if shelter-in-place hotels housing homeless people are closed in December. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

By Mary Kate Bacalao

San Francisco’s major service provider coalitions, whose members comprise almost the entire homeless response system, have asked The City to pause its shelter-in-place (SIP) hotel “rehousing plan.” The plan, developed without input from the service providers tasked with implementing it, lays out an unrealistic, even dangerous timeline for closing hotel sites and relocating nearly 2,400 homeless people and families.

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