Monday: Community Meeting on Proposed Homeless Facility at 1515 South Van Ness

1515 South Van Ness in Jan. 2017 (via Google Street View)

D9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen just announced plans to hold a community meeting about her proposal to establish a “pop-up” Navigation Center for the homeless at 1515 South Van Ness, near Cesar Chavez.

The meeting will be held on Monday April 24 at the Mission Cultural Center (2868 Mission) beginning at 6 pm.

Supervisor Ronen’s meeting announcement says:

I would like to invite you to a community meeting that I am holding this coming Monday April 24th at 6:00pm at the Mission Cultural Center regarding the proposal for a temporary Navigation Center at 1515 South Van Ness Ave.

I will be joined by the Director on the Department of Homelessness Jeff Kositsky, the San Francisco Police Chief William Scott, the Captain for Mission Station Bill Griffin, the Director of Public Works Mohammed Nuru, and representatives from the Mayor’s office.

For those of you who may not be able to attend the meeting, I will be holding community office hours to discuss this proposal at Rincon Nayarit on Monday May 8th from 8:00am-10:00am.

Please see details bellow.

Community Meeting
Monday April 24th, 2017
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St, SF 94110

Community Office Hours
Monday May 8th, 2017
Rincon Nayarit
1500 South Van Ness Ave, SF 94109

If you have any questions about this meeting or my community office hours, please contact my Legislative Aide Carolina Morales at 415-554-7743 or via email at

Hillary Ronen
District 9 Supervisor

4 thoughts on “Monday: Community Meeting on Proposed Homeless Facility at 1515 South Van Ness

  1. When will it end? Last year SF spent $241 million on homeless programs and is now going to do one at the McMillan building, while the neighbors PROTESTED low-cost senior apartments on the same site. It’s time for SF to stop paying for the brunt of the homeless who are coming here from all over the country and instead focus on those folks who have LIVED here and contributed to our community. $241 million! If there are 10,000 homeless folks, SF could shut down the homeless programs and GIVE the money to the homeless. This would be $24,000 a person each year. What’s more, that money would come back into the economy. Oakland is experimenting with a guaranteed income plan of $1000 a month for a year, supported by some tech folks, as a way of seeing how a guaranteed income would work. Well, this is more than TWICE that money and it could come from the city, not a benefactor.

    I’m just so pissed off that a person could pitch a tent somewhere and get services and yet people who have lived here all their lives and need a break on their rent are being NIMBY’d out of the way by stupid neighbors who don’t want to see old folks around.

  2. Temporarily housing people in the vacant MacMillan building sounds practical, but judging from the Mission St Navigation Center, the city seems unable to take action to avoid seriously harming the surrounding neighborhood.
    Could we house homeless seniors at this site, who would be likely candidates to move into the new senior housing?

  3. Can we just agree that calling something a “pop-up” doesn’t make it sound any hipper, more well thought out, or like a better idea? It’s a meaningless buzz phrase co-opted from (gasp) the Tech Sector.

  4. There is another meeting addressing the Navigation Center for 26th and Mission:

    Thursday May 4th @ 6:00pm

    John O’Connell High School

    2355 Folsom St, SF 94110

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