Setting the Record Straight on SF’s Supportive Housing Program
San Francisco’s SRO Supportive Housing Program has taken thousands of homeless people off the streets for over two decades. The program dramatically improved SRO living conditions for the city’s most vulnerable, Read More »
Building Community in the Tenderloin
Last Thursday, Urban Alchemy (UA) unveiled its latest success: the transformation of a run-down parking lot at Turk and Hyde into what they call an urban “oasis.” A site long filled with drug dealers now Read More »
The Tenderloin’s Future
During the pandemic, Dodge Place off Turk between Hyde and Larkin became a drug dealer safe zone. Residents of the alley were trapped in their homes. Today, it is a peaceful home for the many families living Read More »
Supervisors Challenge Mayor’s Failure
When Mayor Breed announced a Tenderloin police crackdown on drug dealers and then an Emergency Order for the neighborhood, the national media applauded. Stories focused on one theme—how the mayor was allegedly breaking from the city’s Read More »
Why SFPD Ignores the Tenderloin Crackdown
We have two weeks to go in Mayor Breed’s 90-day Emergency Order for the Tenderloin. But the mayor’s promised police crackdown on drug dealers has still not begun.
How is this possible?
The Mayor Read More »
No Police Crackdown on Dealers, No Sense of “Emergency”
“Police data from before and after the Tenderloin emergency shows arrests for drug-related crimes in the neighborhood are largely unchanged“—SF Chronicle February 25, 2022
Over two months ago, San Francisco Mayor Read More »
The Tenderloin’s Thriving Art Scene
The Tenderloin’s efforts to end open drug dealing has overshadowed a far more positive development: a growing art scene that has the Tenderloin second only to the Mission in the proliferation of murals.
How did Read More »
Reasons for Optimism
The Tenderloin began 2020 poised for a major breakthrough. My January 7, 2020 story listed why, from the opening of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace and other new restaurants to new housing at 50 Jones and the ongoing Read More »