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

Will Newsom Back SB50?

Posted April 23, 2019 by

Passage of SB50 is Key to Governor’s First Year Goals California Governor Gavin Newsom pledged during his 2018 campaign to build 3,500,000 new homes in the state. He modified this post-election to say he would quadruple housing construction by adding
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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
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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
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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
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