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Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, lead author of the Community Opportunity to Purchase Act
To save affordable housing, new law prioritizes nonprofits buying buildings.
Curtis and Riley in their apartment. There is a rent increase notice on the door and Curtis is operating a Murphy bed.
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. NOW RELEASED!
Dyan Ruiz & Bob Herman in Conversation
"The marketplace needs counterbalancing" through a rent freeze says esteemed affordable housing architect
Protesters holding signs that say "Rent Control for All"
Activists turn in signatures to qualify for a November ballot measure that would repeal the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act, a state law that limits on rent control in California.
CoFounder of People Power Media on SB 827
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.

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SB 827 Transit is Just a Decoy for Gentrification
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.
People Power Media Cofounder Joseph Smooke at KPFA studios
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-depth reporting on sky-rocketing housing costs in the San Francisco Bay Ar