As someone who once lived in substandard constructed Section-8 project-based housing in Berkeley, California for six years, I can assure you that all so-called ‘affordable housing’ built and/or refurbished with HUD (U.S. Government Housing for Urban Development) funding for low-income communities was built with many corners being cut in order to meet the limited financial budget of the HUD funding building subsidy.
I was only two years old when I came to the United States from New Zealand. At that time I had no idea what was happening or where we were going. I just knew we were suppose to be going somewhere that will change our lives for the best.
I don’t remember much of how I came here, I just knew that one day I’m in my homeland and the next I'm in a strange place that I’ve never been before.
I am Heidy. I come from a Honduran family. Honduras is in Central America I was born outside of the U.S. therefore im an “illegal alien” as they kindly put it in the United States. I was brought here when I was 3 years old. The root cause for leaving Honduras was because of violence. I don’t really remember how my journey here was. I’m sure it wasn’t in a first class airplane.
I am Tiburcio Garcia from Deecolonize Academy and I am reporting for Poormagazine.
Two Mexican Chicano and Mayan poverty scholars died in between 2014 and 2015. Alex Nieto 28, died march 21, 2014 on Bernal Hill in San Francisco, California. He died because of the rich people invading his neighborhood. They called the cops on him when he was sitting down eating his burrito before work. They racially profiled him . Then they killed him shortly afterword.
From racist stereotypes to doctor errors, wite science/big pharma "cures", a so-called Homeless man on the loose in Dallas who "might" have Ebola and now the revelation of poor immigrants of color HELLthcare being one of the factors in Thomas Eric Duncan's death, I am reminded, as i often am, that Amerikkkan scarcity models kill. .
Along with many things that are ever-changing in San Francisco is the crackdowns on the sidewalk grannies marketplace.
The sidewalk grannie market is generally elder female Chinese immigrants presumably selling odds and ends that they get for free.
They generally have fewer than 20 items at a time that range in price from 1-3 dollars.