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 is the author of four 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. His new book is The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

Articles by Randy Shaw

Democrats’ Housing Policies Worsen Climate Change

Posted June 12, 2019 by

Key Democrats Prioritize Luxury Homeowners Over a Sustainable Future Since California’s Governor Newsom allowed Senate leader Toni Atkins to kill SB50, the state’s leading housing production bill (See “Democratic Leaders Fail California,”  May 19), media criticism of the action has
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Can the SB50 Coalition Win Locally?

Posted June 10, 2019 by

Next Steps for Housing Advocates In the wake of SB50’s shelving, housing advocates who put so much time into the CASA Compact process and SB50 cannot walk away. That would mean  accepting the untenable housing status quo. So what are
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Democratic Leaders Fail California

Posted May 20, 2019 by

Atkins Shelving of SB50 Reflects Pattern of Housing Inaction Last week’s shelving of SB50, the More HOMES Act, reminds us why California has the nation’s worst homelessness and housing affordability crisis. And that the housing emergency has intensified while  California
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Are Cities’ Housing Policies Making a Difference?

Posted May 14, 2019 by

Many Cities Advance Inadequate “Middle Ground” Strategies As the urban affordability crisis increases homelessness and prices out the working and middle-class, cities are responding in various ways. But to paraphrase the Los Angeles Times (“L.A. Spent $619 million on homelessness
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