The economic reasons why this is a bad idea.
#1 San Francisco is the second most densely developed city in the U.S., behind New York. We’ve been packing a ton of housing into these 47 square miles!
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.
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.
Host of KPFA Radio's "UpFront", Brian Edwards-Tiekert, interviews People Power Media co-founder Joseph Smooke in Joseph's capacity as Westside Program Director of Housing Rights Committee San Francisco. The interview is about the proposed California State Senate bill SB 827 that would displace existing residents around transportation hubs.
In response to our current housing affordability crisis, some activists have called for increased construction of any kind in San Francisco. This relies on a theory called "filtering." With this infographic, we examine the numbers and philosophy behind these claims.
Micro-units were hailed as affordable by design, but exemptions are now making these tiny new apartments unaffordable and unregulated in San Francisco.
Emerging renters group SF BARF threatens to shove Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand down the City’s throat so it’ll keep throwing up luxury condo towers.