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

Special Report: Why Tenants Need SB50

Posted April 17, 2019 by

SB50 Opens Gentrified Neighborhoods to Working and Middle-Class Residents California’s SB 50, with lead co-sponsors Senators Nancy Skinner and Scott Wiener, expands housing opportunities for working and middle-class tenants who have been priced out of cities. So why do many
Read More »

SB50 Exposes SF Supes’ Failed Housing Vision

Posted April 9, 2019 by

Board Favors Zoning that Bans New Apartments, Prices Out Middle-Class “It’s not just about production. It’s about preservation, and it’s about protection” “We should increase density, especially near transit, and we should update our zoning to allow this. But we
Read More »

SB 50: Development Without Displacement

Posted April 2, 2019 by

California Must End Anti-Renter Exclusionary Zoning “Development without displacement is the key. Fighting against displacement rather than fighting against development should be the focus.”—NLIHC’s “Tenant Talk,” Spring 2019 SB 50, California’s most far reaching housing production bill ever, has its
Read More »

Growing Power of Pro-Housing Activism

Posted March 19, 2019 by

Momentum for Infill Housing, Transit, Parking Bans I knew before visiting Boulder, Denver, Minneapolis and St. Paul last week of their strategies for expanding affordable housing. But I came away feeling that a lot more progress is being made than
Read More »

Some Truths About the “Twitter” Tax

Posted March 11, 2019 by

Tax Incentive Set Mid-Market on Path to Revitalization Last week, D6 Supervisor Matt Haney said he wanted to hold a hearing on the impact of the city’s 2011 Mid-Market/Tenderloin tax incentive for new hires that ends in May. Commonly called
Read More »