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

San Francisco’s Failed Homeless Strategy

Posted February 23, 2021 by

Coordinated Entry Keeps People Unhoused From 1999 through 2018, San Francisco rapidly filled vacancies in its nonprofit master leased SROs providing permanent supportive housing. Since 2019,  vacancies have exploded. What changed? At the end of 2018 San Francisco began an
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Attack on SF Ferris Wheel Revives War on Fun

Posted February 16, 2021 by

Opponents Misunderstand Golden Gate Park To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park, the 150 foot high Skystar Observation Wheel  was installed near the California Academy of Science and de Young Museum. While the pandemic closed the Ferris Wheel
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Will Cities Squander Federal Homeless Funds?

Posted February 9, 2021 by

Millions of FEMA Dollars Could Go Unspent With thousands sleeping on streets, the Biden Administration’s plan to fund 100% of the cost of temporarily housing them is great news. But cities and counties must seize these federal dollars. And given
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Berkeley’s Progressive Revival

Posted February 9, 2021 by

A Model For Other Cities? When I was speaking across the country promoting the housing policy changes urged in Generation Priced Out, I did not foresee my hometown of Berkeley, California ending exclusionary zoning before Seattle, Denver and other cities.
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Is Newsom in Trouble?

Posted February 2, 2021 by

CA Governor Faces Potential Recall Could California Governor Gavin Newsom actually face a recall election? And could Newsom be ousted like Governor Gray Davis in 2003? Before I answer let’s keep in mind a critical fact: California is very different
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Phil Matier’s Powerful Impact

Posted February 2, 2021 by

Old School Reporter Leaves SF Chronicle, Stays on Beat Phil Matier, arguably the Bay Area’s most influential reporter over the past four decades, has written his last column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Matier will still shape the Bay Area
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Housing Advocates Are Winning!

Posted January 26, 2021 by

Great Start to 2021 Housing advocates have had a lot to celebrate. President Biden’s Executive Order extended the national eviction moratorium through March and a longer extension with increased tenant protections is on the horizon. In addition, flawed rent relief
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