SAN FRANCISCO — A city deadline for homeless people to vacate a San Francisco tent city came and went Friday evening with no action.

About 30 tents remained in place at the 5 p.m. deadline city officials gave the homeless living there to clear out, Sam Dodge, the mayor’s point person on homelessness said.

City officials and the San Francisco Police have not said what they intend to do with the recalcitrant tent residents.

City officials on Tuesday evening gave the residents of the tent city 72 hours to move after declaring the area along a busy San Francisco street a health hazard. At its height, some 140 tents populated the area, drawing complaints residents and businesses.

San Francisco has long had a problem housing its homeless, but tensions have been exacerbated by a shortage of affordable housing amid a tech-based jobs boom.

Earlier this month, a founder of a technology startup posted a letter to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee complaining that he “shouldn’t have to see the pain, struggle, and despair of homeless people” on his way to work.

The letter, which went viral, was soundly mocked on social media for its whiny lack of sensitivity but writer Justin Keller is not alone in demanding the city do more about homelessness.

People who live near the tent city, for example, testified at a city hall hearing on Thursday that they were afraid to step outside their homes due to aggressive behavior.