Affordable Housing

07 Sep 2017

New Affordable Housing Resources for SF Artists

If you are like us, you’re tired of losing San Francisco artists and creatives to eviction and displacement because of skyrocketing housing costs.  The good news is there is some recent money and support being set aside for affordable housing specifically for artists and nonprofit workers in SF.  18% of

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31 Aug 2016

SF Housing Crisis Horror Story Part 3

This is part two in a story about how ugly the housing crisis has made some living situations in San Francisco. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Part 3: The Future August 2016-?   After months of intimidation, it looks like our evil landlady is stepping up her game. She

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17 Aug 2016

SF Housing Crisis Horror Story Part 2

This is part two in a story about how ugly the housing crisis has made some living situations in San Francisco. Read Part 1 here. Part 2: The Present March 2015-August 2016 It’s been almost a year and a half since the cameras went up. Surprise, evil landlady! We’re still

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03 Aug 2016

SF Housing Crisis Horror Story Part 1

Part 1: The Past March, 2015  The cameras went up on a Tuesday. There hadn’t been a notice posted about it, like there usually was about things concerning the building like how to separate the recycling and compost. In the two hours I’d been in my night class, I’d gotten

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12 Feb 2016

Low-Income Tenants Stopped Their Eviction and Kept Their Rent-Controlled Homes

Finally there’s some good news for a change. San Francisco Community Land Trust & Mission Economic Development Agency successfully negotiated the sale of five buildings, actively under Ellis Act Eviction, spread across the Mission, SoMa, Duboce Triangle and the Western Addition. Thirteen lower income households comprised of artists, seniors, Latino families,

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13 Jan 2016

New SF Proposal Would Double Affordable Housing Requirements

Supervisors Jane Kim and Aaron Peskin introduced a charter amendment yesterday that that would more than double San Francisco’s affordable housing requirements for market rate projects from 12% to 25% in new construction. The city currently requires market-rate projects to provide 12% of their units below market rate.  But developers

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13 Oct 2015

The Biggest Critiques of My Campaign and My Responses

The internet is full of people who talk shit. Most of them have no sense of humor. I do, so these are my responses. Critique: “What a fucking hipster” My Response: I was a hipster way before it was cool, bro. Critique: “Why haven’t you put out a platform yet?” My

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