Why is it so hard to create more Navigation Centers in San Francisco?
by Alexandra Cannarella
Mar 12, 2019
San Francisco has created eight new navigation centers since March 2015, but representatives for the Mayor’s office and the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing vetted and rejected more than a hundred locations around the city, before they landed on the current structures.  

Each of the rejected sites had it’s problems; Too big, too small, too expensive, too many things to repair or too far away from areas where the homeless congregate. Neighbors had to be considered, and districts that take the lion’s share of the other navigation centers had to be considered as well.