(Photo by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

(Photo by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

More than 1,000 people on waitlist for City’s shelter beds

The Coalition on Homelessness has announced that the waitlist for San Francisco’s shelter beds has exceeded 1,000 people.

1 ,009 people were listed on the waitlist for 90-day shelter beds Wednesday afternoon.

“If someone misses curfew, or if one of the shelter beds is set aside for a special population such as Care not Cash, the bed is offered for one night only, usually released late at night,” explains Jennifer Friedenbach, the Executive Director of the Coalition. “Those on the wait list may try their luck for a one night bed, or find a friend or family member to let them stay, or find a place on the cold streets or wet parks.”

The announcement came just a few hours before a big storm is expected to hit San Francisco.

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