If there is vagrancy in a vacant house or building:
Note: Ask for regular updates on these properties for newsletters and neighborhood meetings.
· Get specific addresses.
· Contact VBP staff to report and to see if it is on their Vacant Building list that they are working on or if it can be added.
· Call 311 and get case number. The more calls the better: the owners could be taken to court if they do not comply, if necessary if there are code complaints on different issues.
· Contact your code compliance officer to let her or him know about the issue to start monitoring.
· Contact your Area DHS outreach person. Give addresses of where this issues are so they can begin outreach.
· Contact Haven for Hope or other outreach/housing non-profits.
· Contact your SAFFE Officer who should be able to let you know if the owner property has filed a no trespassing affidavit. SAPD can only remove a vagrant if there is a no trespassing affidavit filed.
· Contact the area’s dangerous Premise Officer if the building looks structurally unsafe.
Any and all of them should interact with the property owner and any and all of them can get an owner to sign an Affidavit of No Trespassing, but only SAPD can enforce it.
From VBP’s webpage: “The program works to conserve our existing building stock through meeting the ordinance minimum maintenance requirements, annual inspection, registration process, and the promotion of redevelopment opportunities for registered buildings. Additionally, the provisions in Chapter 12 allow for the program staff to work with property owners to find long-term solutions to vacancy.”