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How Sister Bernie Galvin’s Activism Made Veterans Commons Possible

Randy Shawbyline‚ Jan. 30‚ 2013

There will be a grand opening today at 150 Otis Street in San Francisco for Veteran Commons, a joint project to house homeless veterans led by the Chinatown Community Development Center and Swords to Ploughshares. Both groups deserve enormous credit for turning a rundown office building into beautiful housing. But if not for Sister Bernie Galvin’s activism, Veterans Commons would be market-rate condominiums, not housing for the homeless.