SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Just in time for Veteran’s Day on Tuesday, San Francisco is celebrating the renovation of a Financial District building that will house more than 100 homeless veterans.
There are an estimated 700 homeless veterans on the streets of San Francisco so the new development should make a substantial difference in the city’s homeless veteran population.READ MORE: FDA to Consider Pfizer Application for COVID Booster Shots on Friday
130 formerly homeless veterans will get their own apartments at 250 Kearny Street, the site of a former seedy SRO hotel.
“You look them in the face, you shake their hands, you give them the honor that they deserve for having served our nation,” said Mayor Ed Lee.
Mayor Lee, Board President David Chiu and Supervisor Mark Farrell sponsored legislation for the City to lease the building at 250 Kearny Street. With the City adopting this lease unanimously by the Board of Supervisors, 250 Kearny will be substantially leased before year’s end, according to the Mayor’s Office.