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A starting place for former foster youth

Darrell Molett in his living room
Rachel Wong


Dejon Lewis was 11 years old when child protective services arrived to take him and his twin sister away from their mother, whom he says is a drug addict. But instead of giving themselves over to the state, the two children made a run for it. Lewis says they stayed with a family friend for a while, but eventually they turned themselves in, and that’s when he entered the foster care system. Since then, Lewis has bounced around a lot.

“It’s hard to live when you’re just living with strangers and strangers and strangers, and no relatives. But I know down the road that that wouldn’t last forever, so I had to figure out how to be more independent,” he says.

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5:06pm

Wed December 18, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Tenancies-in-common: Ashley Lyon

Ashley Lyon
Melanie Young

  “My name is Ashley Lyon, and I’m a TIC owner. I live in a TIC with my wife and our dog. And we originally purchased our TIC back in 2003. We were both renters at the time and decided that we wanted to set our roots in San Francisco and started looking to see what might available to buy. Prices then were as crazy as they are now. Clearly they’re even crazier now.

 

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3:30pm

Wed December 18, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Ellis Act evictions: Theresa Flandrich

Theresa Frandrich sits next to recently evicted Diego Deleo
Melanie Young

  Theresa Flandrich has lived and worked in North Beach for decades. She worked as a nurse at the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center and raised her son in a two bedroom apartment on Lombard Street. In April, 2013, she was evicted under the Ellis Act.

“My name is Theresa Flandrich. I live in North Beach on Lombard Street. I’ve lived here for 30 years. In April of this year I received an Ellis act notice that I will be evicted.

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3:25pm

Wed December 18, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Tenancies-in-common: Jennifer Grant

Jennifer Grant

  “My name is Jennifer Grant. I’m an office manager at a small nonprofit in San Francisco. I work at our family coalition. We work with LGBTQ-headed families with children.

 

“I live in a TIC in the North Panhandle. And I’ve lived there with my family for eight years.

 

“We wanted to have a home that was big enough for four of us. And we wanted to be in a neighborhood we thought would be family friendly.  And TIC is all we could afford.

 

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