"Homeless" People to Avoid Tip by zChris

People to Avoid, San Francisco: 71 reviews and 28 photos

In recent years San Francisco has become somewhat of a haven for the less fortunate individuals of society who are unfortunately without homes. Some consider the city's liberal reputation at fault although successive Republican mayoral administrations have been quite harsh on the transient population, while others blame the climate, though it's far rom balmy even in August and especially not at night. Still, their presence is a factor which may be shocking to those coming from less urban locales. If the homeless are especially bothersome to you, avoid the area around 6th and Market and the Civic Center, where they're apt to camp out at night. Also be aware many feign Vietnam Veteran status to elicit sympathy (though some may be authentic). As a general rule, I decline to make a donation unless some performance, musical or otherwise, is involved. Hopefully funds given to charities will reach the others constructively.

Address: San Francisco

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  • Updated Jun 17, 2003
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