Earlier this month, Mayor London Breed announced the opening of the Garland Hotel at 505 O’Farrell Street in Tenderloin, San Francisco. The project proposal includes the development of permanent supportive housing units. The project is a part of Mayor Breed’s Homelessness Recovery Plan, announced in July 2020, which includes the largest one-time expansion of PSH in 20 years.
Garland Hotel will bring 80 new permanent supportive housing units for adults experiencing homelessness. The plan is on pace to reach 170% of the goal of acquiring or leasing 1,500 units by the end of this fiscal year. Currently, there are 1,490 active PSH units and an additional 1,054 units of PSH in the City’s pipeline.
Former residents of the Baldwin Hotel, a PSH that is converting to a non-congregate shelter, will have the opportunity to move with their current service provider to the Garland Hotel or another comparable PSH site. Every night, the City provides shelter and housing to over 14,000 homeless and formerly homeless people, with more than 10,000 of these individuals residing in City-funded PSH units.
The City has provided funding to Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC) to master lease and operate the previous SRO hotel, providing long-term affordable housing with on-site social services residents. Additionally, the City has been awarded approximately $140 million in Project Homekey funding, Governor Newsom’s statewide initiative to sustain and rapidly expand housing for persons experiencing homelessness, for the recent acquisitions of the Diva Hotel, Granada Hotel, 1321 Mission Street, and the Eula Hotel, which combined, have added 527 Homekey funded PSH units to the City’s pipeline.