"Don't hate me!" Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Frustrations over San Francisco’s homeless encampments became palpable on November 8 when voters overwhelmingly supported Proposition Q, a ballot measure that allows city workers to clear the city’s sidewalks of tents with a 24-hour notice.

The measure dictates that encampment residents forced to relocate are connected with shelter and storage for their personal property. But with not nearly enough housing or shelter beds to accommodate the city’s some 6,600 homeless – depending on count criteria – many of those living in encampments in the Mission fear that they will again find themselves shuffled throughout the city, with no where to go.

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Lola M. Chavez

I grew up in the Mission, went to School of the Arts high school for creative writing. Bounced around colleges from SFState, to CCSF, to CCA where I graduated with a degree in photography.

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