Mid-Market / Tenderloin

The Tenderloin Strikes Back

Posted May 5, 2020 by

Resisting Mayor Breed’s Vision of Tenderloin as Containment Zone On May 4, Hastings College of the Law and Tenderloin residents and small business owners sued San Francisco for failing to implement health care protections in the Tenderloin. The federal lawsuit
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SF should shift Tenderloin tents to Civic Center Park

San Francisco Endangers Tenderloin Residents

Posted March 31, 2020 by

City Intentionally Increases Tenderloin Coronavirus Risks There were 232 tents in San Francisco’s Tenderloin yesterday morning. That’s by design. The city is  converting the working-class neighborhood into a containment zone for drug dealers and the unhoused. That’s why Tenderloin residents
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City Ignores Lack of Social Distancing in Tenderloin

Posted March 24, 2020 by

City Not Enforcing Social Distancing I recently wrote about my forty years working to improve San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood (“After 40 years the Tenderloin at Another Crossroads,” SF Chronicle, February 23).  I particularly highlighted how the city has long allowed
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Where is SF’s Tenderloin?

Posted January 28, 2020 by

Stop Placing Market Street Crimes in the Tenderloin The San Francisco Chronicle wrote last week about an armed robbery incident inside a stereo store at 1080 Market Street in San Francisco. Although this address is solidly in the Mid-Market neighborhood,
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A Tenderloin Breakthrough in 2020?

Posted January 7, 2020 by

After a Tough 2019, Tenderloin Will Move Forward As I begin my 40th year working in San Francisco’s Tenderloin (the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which I co-founded, celebrates its 40th anniversary in February), I realize that projections of progress have often
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5 Blocks: A Must See Film on SF’s Mid-Market

Posted October 22, 2019 by

Film Shows Thursday Night at Tenderloin Museum San Francisco’s Mid-Market may be the city’s least understood neighborhood. While everyone agrees that Mid-Market’s long decline needs to be reversed, there is disagreement on how to accomplish this and what defines “success.”
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