Nonprofit Workers Are Priced Out
We hear a lot about teachers, police officers, bus drivers and other public employees unable to afford housing in the cities where they work. It’s a terrible problem.
But nonprofit workers are even more vulnerable. Read More »
The city plans to turn 180 Jones into a 24-hour sobering center for meth — across the street from the Boys & Girls Club and affordable family housing. Can you imagine the city placing such a facility at such a Read More »
Mayor Breed’s Political Future at Stake
Throughout her political career San Francisco Mayor London Breed has always had one big edge: a compelling personal story. Raised by her grandmother in public housing, Breed’s sister died of a drug overdose and Read More »
Some Victories Won But Larger Reform Awaits
The year was 1986. After a long legislative session Assemblymember Art Agnos’ aide assured me that they had “taken care of all the problems with the Ellis Act” and protected SRO hotels. The Read More »
The Pacific Film Archive film series “Perspectives On History: Romanian Cinema Since 1989” has brought to Bay Area audiences a mix of recent classics of world cinema and lesser known works from this country. Cristian Mungiu’s heartbreaking abortion drama “4 Read More »
This first appeared in Streetsblog USA
We have met the enemy — and it is our mayors!
A survey of more than 100 urban chief executives released last month by Boston University [PDF] showed that mayors may want to make Read More »
Homeowner and “Equity” Groups Unite to Preserve Exclusionary Zoning
Why did Los Angeles’ Senate delegation vote against SB50? Some cite “cultural” differences with the Bay Area, the power of “equity” groups and the bill not fitting well into Los Angeles’ Read More »
An Unusual Alliance Revived SROs
I wrote last week about the Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s success in preserving and improving San Francisco’s SRO hotels. By the 1980’s SROs were the city’s housing of last resort, and the Tenderloin was the last Read More »