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Vijay Das is a writer and policy advocate based in Washington D.C. Follow him on Twitter @vijdas. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Forty miles north of Levi's Stadium, the site of Super Bowl 50, San Francisco is gearing up for big crowds and big parties. As tech moguls, sports icons and pop stars hit the Embarcadero and branch out to the Tendernob and Mission neighborhoods, they'll inevitably cross paths with people on the opposite end of America's economic spectrum: the 7,000 homeless men, women and children living in the city's alleys, underpasses and street corners.