Housing/Gentrification


San Francisco deserts its black population: City Hall report on San Francisco’s Black Counter-Migration

Tony Robles/PNN
Tuesday, September 2, 2008;

The Chronicle recently ran an article whose headline read, "Black population deserting SF". To me, a 4th generation San Francisco native, San Francisco has deserted its black population. The city is losing its heart. Its soul cries.

From Homelessness to HOMEFULNESS!

POOR Magazine is evicted by unscrupulous landlords and launches a Capital Campaign with a new twist

Tony Robles/Co-editor
Wednesday, September 24, 2008;

Don't You Dare Become Houseless! Fresno Joins The Facsist 10-Year-Plan For Poor People In Amerikkka

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

CW: What does it stand for? Can't Write

A 4th Generation San Franciscan responds to CW Nevius' most recent attack on Houseless folks who seek sanctuary in the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco

Back to My Soil: The last Filipino Farm community in Orosi, California

Tony Robles/PNN
Tuesday, May 27, 2008;

"I had come back to myself and my roots, here in this narrow strip of land. Back to my soil and to my father's faith"

--Carlos Bulosan from "America is in the Heart"

A Blueprint For Dislocation: Mayor Jerry Brown’s Preferential Option For The Rich

Terry Messman
Thursday, June 1, 2000

Suppose a surreal scene (for, in Oakland, politics is the art of the surreal). Suppose an elitist city planner goes out of control after watching the film, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, where the real inhabitants of a town are replaced, one by one, with aliens and no one is supposed to even mention the sinister plan. In a frenzy, said city planner decides to create a master plan for the secret removal of the unwanted poor from Oakland and their one-on-one replacement by white, affluent dot-commers.

A Short Breath: SF District Attorney takes on The Evil landlords

Leticia Velasquez and Lisa gray-Garcia

Leticia is a former resident of San Francisco where she was evicted after living in the Mission for 32 years by an owner move-in. She is a member of POOR Magazine's writer facilition project which seeks to translate the voices of low and no income adults and youth. Lisa Gray-Garcia is Leticia's writier facilitator and co-editor of www.poornewsnetwork.com and POOR Magazine

This Is My Home: Hundreds of tenants organize and resist unjust Trinity Plaza eviction and demolition

tiny and Dee/PoorNewsNetwork
Thursday, March 25, 2004

Light red acryllic carpet fibers rose like steam in the sun strokes that filled the empty lobby of the Trinity Plaza Apartments

There Goes The Neighborhood: POWER's survey of San Francisco's working class communities of color

Tiny/PNN
Saturday, December 18, 2004

“Yerba Buena, Barbary Coast, Bagdhdad by the Bay. San Francisco. This unique Northern Californian city is a city of neighborhoods. From Chinatown to the Mission to Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco’s strength grows out of the diversity of its many neighborhoods. But the spector of change is looming over many of San Francisco’s neighborhoods”… an excerpt from There Goes the Neighborhood- A demographic survey of San Francisco’s Eastern Neighborhoods

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