San Francisco's Planning Needs to be Visionary
It’s time for Planning to be visionary and prioritize equity.
Community welcomes Brandon Lee
San Francisco-born Brandon Lee was shot in the Philippines while defending indigenous rights
All six episodes of Priced Out with subttiles in Tagalog
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Priced Out En Español
Toda la pelicular Priced Out en Español!
Watch all the episodes of Priced Out with Chinese subtitles!
Priced Out is an engaging animated web series that follows a young couple as they discover why housing is so expensive and what we can all do about it.
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Meet Curtis, a High School teacher, and Riley, a tech gig worker, in their micro-unit in San Francisco. They've just received a rent increase and need to figure out how to keep their growing family in the City.
"Priced Out" Lead Illustrator Fred Noland Gives An Inside Look at How It's Done
"Priced Out" Lead Illustrator Fred Noland Gives An Inside Look at How It's Done
Interview with Bob Herman, Architect of Over 4,000 Affordable Housing Units
"The marketplace needs counterbalancing" through a rent freeze says esteemed affordable housing architect
If there was real rent control, the discussion between housing factions could have a chance to completely change.
Video on Raising Awareness with Senior & Disability Action & SRO Leaders
SRO buildings are being targeted for conversion from low-income housing to luxury dorms. SRO Resident Leaders and Senior & Disability Action are organizing residents to identify when these illegal conversions are happening in their buildings.
Tenant advocates publish report on the "Cost of Costa-Hawkins"
Tenant advocates publish report on impacts of state law limiting rent control throughout California
Over 28,000 signatures submitted to Department of Elections
Local initiative aiming to end homelessness in San Francisco submits triple the needed signatures to qualify for November election.
Four Families on Natoma Street Served with Ellis Act Evictions
Four Filipino-American families, including a 4-year-old girl and a 92-year-old grandmother, are being evicted from their homes in the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco.
Grassroots mobilizations for Prop F
Proposition F, a measure on the June 5 ballot, would provide free legal representation to San Francisco tenants. Prop F is supported by grassroots mobilizations throughout the City.
California Bill will Incentivize Gentrification of Already Vulnerable Neighborhoods
There’s a new bill in California ready to set off the biggest gentrification bomb the state has ever seen-- Senate Bill SB 827. It will cause displacement in already vulnerable communities-- working class neighborhoods and communities of color.
Proposed California Bill SB 827 Will Displace Tenants & Line Developers' Pockets
Newly proposed State bill SB 827 encourages gentrification in low-income communities throughout California and gives value to landowners and developers with no public benefit in return.
Curtis and Riley with the help of Riley's AI watch, Olive, meet with condo developer Sumir who tells them how development works.
Join Riley and Curtis as they meet with the banker, Ernesto, who lends money for developments. Discover why it's not all about supply and demand because as he says, "That's not how the industry works."
Continuing on their quest, Curtis and Riley meet their realtor in the Mission District. A mural comes to life and tells the story of how real estate in San Francisco became so valuable.
Curtis and Riley put all the pieces together and they're not sure what to do about finding a place to live. As they walk the streets, they run into a rally outside City Hall.
Curtis & Riley, with Olive in tow, join Carmen in confronting the Mayor about the high cost of housing.
California Assemblymembers consider reversing a major barrier to expanding rent control in cities, such as San Francisco, where rents are rising much faster than most people can pay.
People Power Media's images of the march of workers on May Day 2017, the first during President Donald Trump.
[people. power. media] San Francisco Voter Guide 2016
[people. power. media] San Francisco Voter Guide 2016
Protesters descend on Super Bowl City in San Francisco objecting to removal of homeless people in the lead up to the game. #TackleHomelessness #SB50
Domestic worker files a complaint against top Uber Executive and his wife.
San Francisco Hearing on the Mission Moratorium
The human drama unfolding with each testimony was the reality TV of a neighborhood and people in crisis. Evictions, all their money going to rent, feeling like strangers in their neighborhood, Latino culture and diversity draining out of the Mission, out of San Francisco.
Middle school student from Mendota in western Fresno County breaks down the impacts of the California drought on farm workers in one of People Power Media's best interviewees.
Plaza 16 Coalition Denies "Monster in the Mission" Proposal
Community members distrust and anger drowns out a developers’ presentation, as they reject the "benefits agreement" for condos in San Francisco's Mission District.
Benefit the Public, Not Luxury Devlopers, Plus Ways to Get There
A record number of students are homeless. Essential nonprofit organizations are being displaced from the communities they serve.
5 Reasons Why SF is Delusional Giving Up Public Land for Market Rate Development
The economic reasons why this is a bad idea.
The City of Oakland has recommended that a large parcel of public land near Lake Merritt be developed as market rate condos. Residents of Eastlake neighborhood speak out against the development, advocating for affordable housing instead.
Affordable Housing a Priority of Plaza 16 Coalition
Organizer with the Mission SRO Collaborative, Chirag Bhakta, and community members demand 100 percent affordable housing.
Community Speaks at "Monster in the Mission" Meeting
Longtime teacher San Francisco Nancy Obregon tells developer through a powerful mic check that she can't afford the condos proposed for her neighborhood, the Mission District.
Latino Residents Battle New Condo Development at Transit hub
Housing near transit for the rich or poor? Latino residents battle new condo development at transit hub.
[people. power. media] reporter Dyan Ruiz interviews longtime San Francisco housing activist Calvin Welch about why residents fight against development amidst the City's affordability crisis.
Vote Yes on Props G & J
A family threatened with an Ellis Act eviction for the fourth time as their building keeps being resold.
With the iconic Powell Street cable car turnaround as the backdrop, former staff of the Guardian, the alternative weekly that served as a leading voice for progressives in San Francisco, announced their plan to give the paper a proper send off after it was unceremoniously shut down last week.
The Definitive Response to Supply-side Solutionists
Activists marauding Google buses, the hippie enclave turning into a playground for the rich, the threat of beautiful Victorians being plowed over for boxy condos.
San Francisco Supervisor proposes legislation to provide immigrant children with legal aid as thousands face fast-track immigration.
FCC Proposed Limits to Internet Access Will Limit the Voices of Marginalized Communities
Whether the fight is against immigration and deportation or whether it’s police brutality the internet provides a place for marginalized communities to mobilize our voices, but proposed changes to "Net Neutrality" by the FCC will change that.
15 August 2014 protest in Oakland, CA against police violence and killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Board of Education Hearing on the Monster in the Mission
Parents of Spanish Immersion School in the Mission District speak out against a proposed luxury condo development next door.
Undocumented Workers Struggle to Put Food on the Table
Undocumented farm workers are hit the hardest because of California's extreme drought. We went to the heart of the Central Valley, west Fresno County, to talk to residents about how they're surviving the massive job losses.
As the economy in San Francisco heats up, evictions are on the rise. Tenants and tenants rights advocates have joined together to push for laws that protect tenants. Legislators in San Francisco and Sacramento are responding, but is it enough?
On May 16, 2014, representatives from BAYAN-USA, Migrante and NAFCON met with the Philippines Ambassador to the US, Jose L. Cuisa, Jr. at the Philippines Consulate in San Francisco. They were seeking prosecution of Isidro Rodriguez for the alleged human trafficking of over 200 Filipino teachers to the US.
Our report brings to light this little known development in US politics and will explore how the increasing US military presence is impacting communities in the Philippines.
Community & Labor Push for Higher San Francisco Minimum Wage as Cost of Living Soars
San Francisco’s new minimum wage could be highest in the country if passed on the November 2014 ballot. Community and labor groups that make up the Coalition for a Fair Economy are pushing for a higher minimum wage as rents in the San Francisco also top all other US cities.
The Media Consortium Conference
[people. power. media] Co-founder, Dyan Ruiz, speaks on how news literacy is a two-way street between newsrooms and communities they report on. She explains the different ways that community input and participation is critical to the reporting philosophy of [people. power. media].
The Plaza 16 Coalition rallies against condominiums proposed to be built at the northeast corner of 16th and Mission at one of San Francisco’s busiest intersections.
Teresa Dulalas talks about her struggle to keep her home at the South of Market (SoMa) / Tenderloin Tenant Convention.
Detainees Go On Hunger Strike in Protest
Supporters rally in snowstorm outside maximum security prison to show solidarity for prisoners being held without charges or release date.
Historic Rally Joins Tenants and City Officials in Demand for Repairs Funding
In a historic protest, public housing residents brought their demand for repairs funding straight to the federal government on Nov. 20. This was the first time Toronto public housing residents joined forces with city representatives and travelled to Ottawa to bring attention to the affordable housing crisis.
A look at grassroots organizations helping Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.
Proposition C: Affordable Housing Trust Fund
Community groups mobilize to pass a dedicated fund for affordable housing in San Francisco.
Action against Enbridge's Oil Pipeline 9B
First Nations and environmental activists interrupt Enbridge’s pipeline plans at a National Energy Board hearing in Toronto regarding Line 9B, a pipeline that conveys crude oil between Sarnia, Ontario and Montréal, Quebec.
Idle No More protestors assert treaty rights and nationhood in Toronto, Canada as part of this International Day of Action, October 7, 2013.
People Power Media's Investigative Report from Caraga, Mindanao, Philippines
Corporate agribusiness, like US-based Dole, and large-scale mining are threatening the lives and environment of rural Filipinos, but they're ready to fight for way of life. People Power Media travels to Caraga, Mindanao to investigate how global corporations are tearing down mountains, and poisoning and even killing indigenous and local people.
People Power Media Reports from the People's State of the Nation Address in Manila
Thousands of people took to the streets when the President of the Philippines delivered his fourth State of the Nation Address. They decry President Benigno Aquino's failure to address the widespread poverty, corruption and
human rights abuses.
A healthcare corporation threatened to shut down a critical hospital for low income San Franciscans. The story of how community and labor groups successfully saved a hospital and forced real benefits over profit.
Community leaders are worried that diminishing funds for youth programs are going to bring an uprise of violence in troubled communities.
National Nurses United lead protest against Keystone XL pipeline highlighting possible health impact.
A look at the push to legalize San Francisco in-law units, unregulated apartments often found in garages.
California Domestic Workers and advocates meet with legislators at the California capital on Mother's Day to demand the passage of a Bill of Rights to protect their workers.
Protesters occupy a City building because Toronto shelters are over capacity and more people are dying on the streets.
Protest on Death & Abuse of Oil Rig Workers in New Orleans
A crowd of protesters gathered around the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco to demand action on the deaths, human trafficking and abuse of Filipino migrant workers on an oil rig in New Orleans.
The wait list for public housing in Toronto is over 10 years long. A look at what Toronto residents endure as they wait for affordable housing.
Severe cut backs to immigrant settlement services mean that many go without critical help to get established in Canada.
Immigrant settlement agencies face severe cut backs from federal government leaving many new Canadians unable to access critical services.