Affordable Housing

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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04 Aug 2021

Hooray! The Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport There’s no better way to explore Oakland and the East Bay than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 28 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 28 of the

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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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28 Jul 2015

CHURCH SUES TO SAVE 104 AFFORDABLE UNITS IN WESTERN ADDITION

The TRO asks for judicial intervention to halt the sale of 104 affordable apartment homes, 80% of which are under Section 8, to an unknown speculator

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13 Nov 2014

The Secret, Longhair, Radical Activist History of Mayor Ed Lee

Get this — SF Mayor Ed Lee was once a radical tenants’ rights activist back in the 1970s. Yes, I said tenants’ rights activist. The same Ed Lee who currently presides over a stratospheric real estate boom that’s evicting unprecedented numbers of ethnic working class families and elderly people once dedicated his life

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31 Jul 2014

San Francisco’s Biggest Homeownership Secret: Below Market Rate Housing

Most San Franciscans have no idea that they qualify to own their own home! I’m not talking miles outside of the city in suburban child factory land, but in San Francisco proper!  A portion of all new construction in San Francisco, currently a minimum of 12%, is required by law to be sold as price

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