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The Tenderloin Endangers Bay Area

Posted April 21, 2020 by

Coronavirus Can’t Be Confined in Containment Zone “What did we learn? Aggressive social distancing works.”—Sarah Ravani, SF Chronicle, April 19 “We learned that, from a community standpoint, if we limit the number of interactions where the virus is transmitted, we
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SF Turning Tenderloin into a Ghetto

Posted April 7, 2020 by

The Tenderloin Becoming a Horror Show Imagine walking down 24th Street in San Francisco’s Noe Valley and seeing a row of tents. The tents are far less than 6-feet apart and barely leave room for pedestrians. What would happen? A
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London Breed’s New Challenge

Posted February 18, 2020 by

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
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How THC Restored SROs to Permanent Housing

Posted February 11, 2020 by

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
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Mayor Breed’s Game Changing Housing Reform

Posted February 6, 2020 by

“Affordable Homes Now” Boosts Affordability Mayor Breed’s plan to boost affordability by expediting the city’s glacial housing approval process is long overdue and desperately needed. No major city has as slow an approval process as San Francisco. These delays do
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