Homeless Outreach Team members go over data sheets that are used to collect information in the field. (Photo courtesy of BART)

A BART-dedicated Homeless Outreach Team in San Francisco will be working in the city’s Mission District and focusing on the 16th Street and 24th Street BART stations to help relocate homeless people out of the stations and into social services.

This team will cover the two Mission District stations and will work with the homeless and those struggling with mental health and addiction challenges.

It will also engage with single-room-occupancy housing in the area, church programs and social service programs.

An initial team focused on Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell and Civic Center stations during the past year.

The BART-specific teams are funded by BART as part of a $1.6 million quality of life improvement initiative for the fiscal year 2019 budget.

BART is proposing continued funding for the teams in the fiscal year 2020 budget, which begins July 1.

BART has partnered with the San Francisco Municipal Agency and a division of the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive services.