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S.F. Navigation Center’s Neighbors Find Impact Better Than Expected

By Julian Mark, Mission Local

Nearly two months after a new Navigation Center opened on 26th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, residents who were worried about a growing tent encampment nearby are reassured by the currently tentless streets.

The Navigation Center at 26th  and South Van Ness is one of four centers aimed at long-term help for homeless individuals. This one has 120 beds and allows people to stay for 30 to 60 days. The 26th Street center is temporary; a new 157-unit housing project will begin construction on the site early next year. Once completed, 25 percent of its units will be affordable.

Read the complete story at Mission Local. 

For more information on homelessness, read the Public Press Special Report Navigating Homelessness.