San Francisco city officials have invested $215,000 into the world’s first recognized transgender cultural district situated in the Tenderloin neighborhood, The Daily Beast reported.

In November, city officials passed a measure that would appropriate $3 million for cultural districts. The Compton district received its share of more than $200,000 as part of that initiative.

The area once thrived with gay bars but now it’s riddled with high crime rates, a rampant drug problem, and a growing homeless population. Police have made at least 600 drug busts in the neighborhood this year, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Full story at The Blaze.