The cost of a tent comes to 2.5 times the median rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Francisco
By Audrey Conklin
San Francisco has charged taxpayers $16.1 million to shelter more than 300 people experiencing homelessness in the city, according to reports.
The 262 tents used, which with services and food cost taxpayers about $61,000 apiece, are set up in six public lots called “Safe Sleeping Villages,” where officials also offer food and other services such as bathrooms and 24-hour security to the city’s homeless, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday.
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