Housing/Gentrification


The Last Raza in the Mission: Community leader and housing activist, Jose Morales, faces unfair eviction under the Ellis Act.

Bruce Allison/PNN; Writer Facilitator: Lola Bean
Monday, September 17, 2007

For the last 40-Years Jose Morales lived at 572 San Jose Ave. For a decade he has been fighting his landlord. Ten years ago, the landlord took Jose’s backyard access away. Jose filed a petition with the rent board and they told the landlord to cut his rent by 50%. The landlord and the company that owns the building, ABT, LLC, retaliated against Jose by trying to use the Ellis Act to kick him out of the apartment entirely.

The Corporate lies of Gentrification:A to Z Corporation attempts to defy height restrictions to gentrify the Mid-Market Cooridor

Bruce Allison and Thorton Kimes/PNN
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Readers know I go to many meetings. There are buildings being planned, 2 of them on 7th Street near Mission; one of them will be on the Eastern side in the middle of the block next to the Izabel Hotel, which houses people with chemical and mental illness challenges. Two years of construction would not help any of them with recovery and might make anger management difficult as well as generating the unintended consequence of increased police presence and surveillance.

(Parcel) G stands for Generations Being Housed: Parcel G proposal to house LGBT elders is fought by NIMBY-ism

Bruce Allison/PNN elder and poverty scholar
Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Back when San Francisco was celebrating the beginning of the roaring 20's, a decade of peace and prosperity, the lower Haight district was one of the top places for citizens to enjoy.

Fast forward to 2008. San Francisco is continuing the legacy of anti-discrimation and respect for all by opening units of affordable housing that would be open to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors in San Francisco as well as those that are straight.

THE PEOPLE'S PLAN! Deconstructing SAN FRANCISCO'S ZONING/Gentrifying/Development PLANS

Marlon Crump/PoorNewsNetwork
Thursday, July 31, 2008;

"I've been working on the Eastern Neighborhood's plans for 7 1/2 years. I'm also a resident of SOMA. (South of Market Area), they've really butchered the community input and translated it into the developer's language" , testified Jazzie Collins, staff member and resident advocate for South of Market Community Action Network, (SOMCAN) during the People's Rally on July 10th, 2008 at San Francisco City Hall.

The Eric Quesada Story: Not Compromising Himself

Marlon Crump
Thursday, October 2, 2008;

"I think that in order to win you have to talk a certain way, without compromising yourself,"said San Francisco Candidate for District 9 Supervisor, Eric Quezada, during POOR's monthly Community Newsroom, on August 8th, 2008.

Quezada was interviewed by all of POOR's poverty scholars, writers, and journalists present, regarding his candidacy run for the upcoming November 4th Election for the current seat of incumbent, District 9 Supervisor Tom Ammiano.

The Corporate lies of Gentrification

A to Z Corporation attempts to defy height restrictions to gentrify the Mid-Market Cooridor

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