Housing/Gentrification


THE CITY TAKES CITY HALL

I and my Deecolonize Academy and POOR Magazine family went to a protest at City Hall, the protest was about gentrification, housing, and displacement.

An example of housing displacement is the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). RAD is impacting low income families who live in public housing in San Francisco and all over the nation, because RAD is a move to privatize all the public housing buildings in the United States.

The RAD program was created by the San Francisco Housing Authority and non profit organizations.

The Beast on Bryant st. : An interview with Francisco Herrrera

The Beast on Bryant luxury development comes before the Planning Commission on September 10. It was submitted by the Nick Podell real estate company in 2013 and will demolish 246 houses in the Bryant st neighborhood.

 

There was a hearing for the Beast on Bryant (the bryant st project) and the Planning commision approved it. Developer Nick Podell cut a deal with the operators of InnerMission a community art institution.

Broken Windows Theory is Broken

Poor, Houseless, Disabled and Criminalized Mamaz, Daddys, Elders and Youth Release Findings on the Racist , Classist Broken Windows Theory

One Woman’s Hell… a gentrifier's lament

wrinkles and cellulite
rats and roaches
a boring Saturday night

From Privatization to Reparations

“They have a date next month for the movers to come and take us somewhere, but we don’t  even know where that somewhere is,” I was on the phone with a disabled elder resident of 939 Eddy, one of 14 San Francisco buildings recently non-profitized ( aka Privatized) under the new HUD public housing dismantlement program called RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration). RAD is the newest in a long line of multi-billion dollar poverty industry ponzee schemes aimed at gentrifying public housing and leaving the poorest of the poor with nowhere to live.

PNN-TV: Is GentrifUKation the 21st century Colonial Removal Project?

Is Gentrification 21st century Colonization- A Panel-LITE ( Funky Fresh and Fast) presented by POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE at the Anti-GentriFUKation Book Tour-
Including 1st Naitons Ohlone Warrior WicahPiluta Candelaria, Teacher, Poet and Organzer Ben Bac Sierra and Organizer and Community Warrior with Idriss Stelley Foundation Jeremy Miller
Moderated by Tiny/Poverty Skola-

I-Hotel to 5M Project: Don't Supersize SOMA!

August 4th marked the 38th anniversary of the eviction of elder tenants
from the I-Hotel.  That event changed the landscape of the city's
policies towards tenants—who make up the majority in San Francisco.
Those who remember the early morning of August 4, 1977 cannot forget the
images of 3000 supporters locking arms, surrounding the hotel, defying
the sheriffs, police, city so-called fathers, planners, developers—in
short, the mechanisms in place that would extricate seniors from their

An Open Letter to Annlia Paganini-Hill c/o The National Institute on Aging

















Dear Ms. Paganini-Hill,

I am writing you as board president of the Manilatown Heritage
Foundation.  Our foundation was established by those who fought the
eviction of seniors from the city's International Hotel, or “I-Hotel” as
it is also known as, in 1977 when mostly elderly tenants were forcibly
evicted from their homes.  That eviction broke the hearts of many and
was the battleground of what became the tenant's rights movement in San
 

the new mission

being in the mission is becoming

like a benetton ad or like living

in disneyland—no longer a place

of everyday people knowing the

the hardness of daily life and yet

creating joy and beauty

out of a myriad of struggles

 

instead of theater, poetry, dance, music and art

expressing the aliveness of many cultures

indoor miniature golf and outdoor bowling

are the new cultural wave and bars with

twelve dollar cocktails are ongoing frat parties

compassion or cocktails

walking down valencia, i see

a woman in a wheelchair

we share hellos and i give

her a buck as i wonder

what her story is—she was

just evicted from her home

or maybe her lover beats her

imagining her hunger and

pain i feel compassion for her

and know i’m the lucky one

because i have a dollar to spare

 

as i leave to walk on, two young

women well dressed and coifed

pass by—and they too must have

a story—maybe one of them has

PNN RADIO

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