New housing authority to get $4.6M for hippo habitat
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Housing Authority is getting $4,6 million from the city to buy up habitat for hippos in its public housing.
The $4 million is for the hippo enclosure at San Francisco’s Civic Center, a facility that is slated to be built at the end of the month.
The $2 million is from the Department of Housing and Community Development.
The money comes as the housing authority grapples with an ongoing shortage of affordable housing in the city.
The number of homeless people in San Francisco has climbed to 6,500.
The Housing Authority will also be buying up land near the Civic Center for a wildlife habitat.
It also will be installing fences at the entrance to the CivicCenter and around the building to limit the spread of feral animals and the homeless.