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A former San Francisco mayor wants to put the city’s homeless on a Navy ship

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A former San Francisco mayor is rocking the boat with a new proposed solution to the city’s homeless crisis. Art Agnos, who led the city from 1988 to 1992, wants to create a temporary shelter aboard a retired Navy ship.

In an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday, Agnos suggested turning the USS Peleliu, a decommissioned assault ship that rests in a San Diego harbor, into a shelter capable of housing “most, if not all, of San Francisco’s homeless living in tents on the streets.”

There are some 6,500 homeless people living in San Francisco, which has the second highest homeless population in the US. Some surveys suggest that figure should be doubled.

“Our city desperately needs a humane, progressive game changer to house them until there is enough permanent housing,” Agnos writes. – READ MORE

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