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San Francisco Acquires 2 Buildings for Cooperative Housing Effort

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- The city has acquired two buildings that will house people with mental health and substance abuse 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 transformed into cooperative housing for 26 adults under the city's Cooperative Living for Mental Health Program.

The Florida Street building will house 8 adults in separate bedrooms, with access to shared kitchens, bathrooms, and a large backyard.

The building at Dore Street will consist of six 3-bedroom apartments that will accommodate 18 adults. City officials said Conard House will provide services and case management to residents to ensure success living in their new homes.

Mayor London Breed announced the acquisition in a news release Friday.

"These buildings are part of our long-term strategy to transform how we deliver support for those living with mental health and substance use challenges," Breed said. "We are focusing on a whole range of solutions that cover everything from improving street outreach 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 all."

No timeline was provided for when the buildings would be available for new residents. City officials plan to have added a total of 140 beds before the end of 2021.

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