Priced Out

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"Priced Out: Why You Can't Afford a Place in San Francisco"

is an engaging and comprehensive 6-part animated web series that follows a young couple as they discover why housing is so expensive and what we can all do about it. Our goal is to empower people to demand real solutions for housing affordability.

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Episode 1: "Isn't There an App for That?"

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!

Episode 3: "Why Does Housing Cost So Much?"

Join Riley and Curtis in a revolving restaurant with an epic view of San Francisco. They're meeting 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."

Episode 4: “They Left Their Home in San Francisco”

Curtis and Riley go to look at a place in the Mission District hoping that a place in an older building might be more affordable than a unit in a new condo tower. A Mission mural comes to life and tells the story of how real estate in San Francisco became so valuable.

Episode 5: “WTF SF?”

Curtis and Riley put the pieces together of everything they've learned, and they're not sure what to do about it. As they're walking the streets, they run into a rally outside City Hall led by Carmen, a housing activist. RELEASE DATE MAY 7, 2019

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