Bay City News Service
SAN FRANCISCO — The city has purchased two buildings for people with mental and substance use disorders.
The buildings—at 1140-1142 Florida Street in the Mission and at 139-145 Dore Street in the South of Market neighborhood—will be converted into cooperative housing for 26 adults as part of the city’s Cooperative Living for Mental Health program. .
The Florida Street building sleeps 8 adults in separate bedrooms, with access to shared kitchens, bathrooms and a large backyard.
The Dore Street building will consist of six 3-bedroom apartments that can accommodate 18 adults. City officials said Conard House will provide services and case management to residents to ensure they live successfully in their new homes.
Mayor London Breed announced the takeover in a press release on Friday.
“These buildings are part of our long-term strategy to transform the way we support people living with mental health and substance use challenges,” Breed said. “We focus on a range of solutions covering everything from improving street reach to providing safe, supportive housing for our most vulnerable residents. This is all part of our commitment to create a safer, healthier San Francisco for everyone.”
There was no timeline for when the buildings would be available for new residents. City officials plan to add a total of 140 beds by the end of 2021.