Affordable Housing

03 Jul 2019

Concord Residents Are Being Choked to Death

Oh, Concord. It feels like decades have passed since Conde Naste named the “big little city” one of the 10 best places in the world to retire. But it wasn’t decades ago – it’s been just over three years since that grandiose claim was made. There was a time when

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27 Feb 2019

The Green New Deal Isn’t Just Affordable, It’s Necessary Now

By Ryan Smith The Green New Deal resolution Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) have proposed has captured the attention of the American public like nothing else. The deal presents a sweeping vision for meeting the challenge of climate change by creating a more just, equitable and

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16 Jan 2019

Kaiser Helps Oakland “Thrive” With Affordable Housing

According to their marketing team, Kaiser Permanente is all about the thriving, but the healthcare giant realizes it can be difficult if not impossible to “thrive” when you don’t have a roof over your head. They announced in May that they would be putting some serious money where their mouth

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30 Jan 2018

Housing for SF Artists

Yo, if you’re an artist (of any kind) living in the bay or looking to move here, there’s s free seminar today on how to get affordable housing and free financial services in San Francisco.  It is possible!!  And thank the SF Arts Commission for providing the funding and MEDA for the

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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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