Homeless tents in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District increase by 300% during coronavirus outbreak leaving streets “unsanitary, unsafe, and often impassable,” says lawsuit

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  • San Francisco’s Tenderloin District has experienced a 300 per cent increase in the number of homeless sidewalk tents since the coronavirus outbreak began 
  • That’s according to a federal lawsuit filed by the community and the University of California Hastings College of Law 
  • The suit demands the city clean up drug needles and human waste which have littered the streets and provide assistance to individuals living in sidewalk tents
  • About 400 tents currently occupy the district. San Francisco has had 1,943 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which has been blamed for 34 deaths.

The streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District have experienced a 300 per cent increase in the number of homeless tents since the coronavirus outbreak began, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the community and a law school.

Residents, businesses and the University of California Hastings College of Law are suing to demand the city clean up drug needles and human waste which have littered the streets.

The litigation also demands that assistance be provided for individuals living in sidewalk tents, arguing they are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19.

About 400 tents currently occupy the neighborhood as San Francisco has had 1,943 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which has been blamed for 34 deaths.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8305521/Homeless-tents-San-Francisco-neighborhood-rise-300-coronavirus-outbreak-says-lawsuit.html

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