“There are 14 community benefit districts (CBDs) in San Francisco, which bring together neighbors, merchants, and local government entities to help improve the quality of life in a given neighborhood, including safety, cleanliness of the streets and overall livability.

“But one neighborhood organization, the Lower Polk CBD, has been working tirelessly over the last few months to tackle quality-of-life issues for some of its most vulnerable neighbors: those without a home.

“In response to concerns from neighbors, the CBD has hired two full-time social service ambassadors trained in harm-reduction methodologies, as well as six full-time employees who help clean the street of feces and other debris.”

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