San Francisco to address residential RVs, cars

San Francisco has a new approach for addressing the hundreds of people living in vehicles on its streets: Instead of treating them as an annoyance, officials will offer shelter and social services — or enough gas money to get home.

Mayor London Breed will announce a plan Tuesday to clear the inhabited cars and RVs that line curbs and clot roadways, which have become more obvious now that the big tent encampments are gone. Workers from the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing counted 432 such vehicles in October — more than half in the Bayview and Mission neighborhoods — and now plan to methodically assess the needs of each.