Housing/Gentrification


From Public Housing To Homelessness

A single mother relates the horror story of displacement out of San Francisco Public Housing into Homelessness

 

The deep sounds of never ending, mind-numbing,headache generating traffic bombarded the weather-beaten glass of the 6 motel (not to be confused with the pricier Motel 6), as I sat with displacement survivor and former Valencia Gardens tenant Linda William.

We Shall Not Be Moved!

The People of the Bayview gather to resist the lies of corporate and City-sponsored displacement and 21st century Negro removal in Black History Month.

 

HOUSING FIRST: IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME ISN'T JUST A SLOGAN


By Bruce Allison and Thornton Kimes

San Francisco has a “Housing First” policy. The (very extended) Patel
family, which owns the vast majority of SRO hotel (Single Room
Occupancy: a.k.a. Poor People Housing) properties in the city, is
spitting in our faces by leaving SRO’s vacant for years. There is one
in the Mission (22nd and Mission, above the Ritmo music store, with 40

Writing is Fighting! Escribir es Pelear!!

The HerStory of HOTEL VOICES
La Estoria de VOCES DE LOS HOTELES

Tony Robles/Mission SRO Collaborative
Tuesday, May 23, 2006;

Workforce Apartheid

Tony Robles/PNN
Wednesday, February 13, 2008;

Who gets access to decent jobs and how are folks intentionally excluded from opportunity ? I am constantly asking myself these questions as I work in my capacity as employment counselor for a non-profit organization based in San Francisco. The organization prides itself on uplifting people from homelessness and ending joblessness. I have been working since the age of 16.

We Hate 98

Hundreds of tenants, advocates and community members rally against the pro-landlord Proposition 98 which will be on the June ballot

Tony Robles/PNN
Tuesday, May 27, 2008;

"Save our city, save our state, vote no on 98!"

Thinking Locally and Globally: A powerful organizing movement of folks in Arkansas

Tony Robles/National Poverty Racism and Resistance Report (NPRRR)
Thursday, October 2, 2008;

So Very Hard To Go: A Native San Franciscan Remembers Joe Jung's Restaurant

Tony Robles/PNN
Friday, November 14, 2008;

Ain't nothin' I can
say, nothin' I can do,
I feel so bad, yeah,
I feel so blue.
I got to make it right
for everyone concerned
Even if it's me, if it
means it's me what's
gettin' burned.

"So Very Hard to go"
Tower of Power

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