SF to pay hotel $2.9M after lawsuit claims unhoused guests damaged building during pandemic
San Francisco has passed nearly $3 million in funds to renovate one of the hotels used to house those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic.
The problem is we keep lumping the severely mentally ill and drug addicts in with the “homeless”. And this is the result.
Wait until we see the price tag for the Good Hotel and the Whitcomb. Those are trashed! I’m guessing some hotels said yes to the program just to get $$$ for reno.
These people were given free housing and destroyed where they lived. More housing is not the solution for these problems.
Which is exactly why we can’t just simply house the homeless.
These people can’t take care of a home.
BTW, did you know we’re only a few billion in additional annual public funding away from ending homelessness in SF?!? Who needs public schools when you’ve got world-class homeless-industrial complex 🙃
I stayed at a former COVID shelter hotel (Aloft) in Brooklyn last year. They said it was being renovated (and didn’t mention it having been recently used as a shelter, of course), but I was unlucky enough to get a room that had NOT been renovated. Stains all over the carpet. Broken everything. TV didn’t work. Walls had slash marks in them where it looked like maybe someone had taken a machete or huge knife to it. There were two tiny, mismatched pillows on the bed (basically airline pillows) and they seemed really put out when I asked for two standard pillows. We moved to a different hotel and got our money back after I raised hell. It was surreal.
I think everyone knew this was going to happen.
Hotels were paid and now they get free renovations. The only bad part about that deal for the hotels was their employees being subjected to them, but that's really it.
Why sf decided putting the homeless up for Covid made sense, but it didn't make sense for the rest of us.
Shit sucks either way.
No shit. I mean yes shit in the hotel room walls but no shit to the payout.
This is what I like to call collateral tax dollar damage to support the industrial complex narrative. “It’s only .003 total % of the budget” why do you care?
Yea this may be more because of americas chronic under investment in mental health care, not really ‘homeless people gratefully destroying what we gave them’. Lol like fuck the hotels knew what was up, there there is so much misappropriation of sf homeless funds that renovating some hotel with my tax payer money sounds like the pandemic income inequality more than anything.