With the spike in people living in tents, San Francisco has dealt with its homeless epidemic by sanctioning the city's first tent city.
The tent city, which is called the "Safe Sleeping Site," is located in close proximity to City Hall.
The city decided to sanction the "Safe Sleeping Village" after San Francisco's homeless shelters were forced to reduce capacity so that social distancing guidelines could be practiced during the coronavirus pandemic.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, San Francisco procured 2,000 hotel rooms for the city's homeless population of more than 8,000.
San Francisco Opens First Temporary Sanctioned Tent Homeless Encampment With Social Distance Markings Justin Sullivan/Getty Images