Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw's latest book is Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America. He is the author of four prior books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. He is also the author of The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

Articles by Randy Shaw

City Making Tenderloin Safer

Posted June 30, 2020 by

Residents Get Safer Streets, Many Unhoused Get Homes “Thank you everyone who did this. I’m so proud to live in the Tenderloin and proud of people who take care of my Tenderloin.” —Norma Carrera, resident of 201 Turk, commenting on
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Will Progressives End Racist Zoning?

Posted June 16, 2020 by

Black Lives Matter and Housing for All “When you look at the source of that racial inequality, you almost always end up at housing discrimination, housing segregation. Which is to say you always end up at land use, at zoning.”
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Lawsuit Settlement Keeps Tenderloin Hopes Alive

Posted June 16, 2020 by

Clearing Tents Reopens Path to Revitalization Tenderloin residents, workers and small business owners are thrilled at last Friday’s lawsuit resolution with San Francisco. The settlement provides the Tenderloin with the same level of health and disabled access protections as other
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Chesa Boudin is Failing the Tenderloin

Posted June 2, 2020 by

SF’s “Progressive” DA Ignores Public Safety Crisis Impacting Poor, Working-Class Drug dealers have overwhelmed the Tenderloin. And San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin remains silent. A District Attorney concerned with racial and economic justice should be denouncing City Hall’s endangering
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Chaos in Streets Hurts Trump, GOP

Posted June 2, 2020 by

Voters Will Blame Trump I’ve seen a lot of  social media posts connecting the street protests sweeping America with Nixon’s 1968 election victory. The idea is that voters respond to instability by choosing authoritarian leaders. The fear is that Trump
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Housing Advocates Mobilize!

Posted May 19, 2020 by

A Golden Age for Housing Advocacy? Last week was huge for housing. Nationally, the House- passed HEROES Act includes $100 billion for rental assistance, $11.5 billion in emergency shelter grants, and a broad, uniform eviction moratorium. Even more important, as
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