El pecado de el desaplazamiento y el aburguesamiento/Why Gentrification is Not Good for Our Communities


Tiny - Posted on 22 April 2014

Author: 
Ingrid DeLeon/PNN Voces de inmigrantes

El pecado de el desaplazamiento y el aburguesamiento (scroll down for English)

En San Francisco, se esta remodelando y construyendo edificios nuevos. Pero lo triste de esto es que estan sacando a los pobres de un barrio que por generaciones a sido de clase trabajadora y latina. Ahora los condominios van a ser para la gente rica.Desde la esquina de la 16 y Mission hasta la avenida Sur Van Ness todos esos edificios historicos van a ser demolidos para hacer viviendas y oficinas de alto costo.

Este plan fue presentado en el 2008, pero como la communiad resistio no se llevo acabo. Hoy en dia la comunidad no esta protestando. Al lo contrario, se esta dejando llevar por las promesas falsas de los inversionistas de una vecindad mejor.

Yo no creo esto porque como todo en lavida prometen mientras logran ganar lo que quieren y una vez lo logran o esten en el poder se olvidan de las promesas. Y pienso que solo estan usando a la gente pobre para lograr sus objectivos de quedarse con las propiedades. Es triste porque los que tienen el poder siempre ofrecen algo pero mientras logran ganr loque se propoen y no les importa lo que les pasa a los pobres. Menos el futuro solo piensen en la comodidad de los ricos.

Y vivo en la mision. Yo estory un mama soltera, costura, y reportera de Prensa POBRE. Yo tendo miedo para mi familia.

    Unete al foro comunitario en donde la comunidad se informen sobre los impactos del projecto de desarrollo de viviendas lujosos en la calle 16 & Mission

Jueves 15 de Mayo 6:00pm - 7:30pm El lugar sera Determinado

 

                                 

Why Gentrification is Not Good for Our Communities

In the City of San Francisco there are many construction projects and building remodels all over the city. The sad part about it is that they are pushing out the low-income and poor folks of our community, especially here in the Mission district. Old buildings are being torn down to build new housing: condos for richer people who can afford an expensive monthly rent.

On the busy corner of 16th and Mission, Walgreens, Burger King, a Chinese Restuarant and a bar will be closed and the buildings they occupy will be torn down to build condominums. The project will go from 16th and Mission down toward South Van Ness Ave. It's been planned since 2008 but the people of the surrounding community have been resisting.

Since the 80s, there has been a war against the rich investors trying to take over and gentrify a working class Latino neighborhood. Twenty-six people died in a fire that almost destroyed historic buildings. I believe the community is indifferent to the gentrifcation process because they are not fighting back anymore. They are fleeing to other cities in the Bay Area that are not as expensive.

The Redstone Building on 16th St turned 100 this year. $14 million are at stake for it. Some folks think this is better for the community and have been promised a safer and more financially stable place to live and work in exchange for demolishing the building. I believe this is a lie to get the property and land, and then push out the lower income mostly people of color who live and work in the area. It seems this demolition project is going to go through, and the organizations that have office spaces in this area are being displaced.

It is sad and shameful because the developers and officials promise a better lifestyle and don't live up to their commitments. Rich affluent people get new condos while low income homeless unemployed suffer displacement and are removed from the neighborhood where they live, work and have lived in for generations and decades. We must fight back! We can't let our community die!

I live and work in the Mission, I am a poor single mother, a tailor and a reporter for POOR Magazine and i am afraid.

Unite to a community forum to get informed on the Gentrification affecting our communities at 16th & Mission

When:Thursday 15th of May

Place to be determined

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