affordable housing

3:20pm

Wed December 18, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Tenancies-in-common: Darren Bridgett

Darren Bridgett
Melanie Young

  “My name is Darren Bridgett, and I live in a TIC with my wife and son in Cole Valley, and we’ve been here for I think five years now. Maybe close to six.

 

“I’m an actor and in the arts, and my wife is a psychotherapist. She’s co-director of Haight Ashbury Psychological Services. It provides psychological services for essentially like low-fee clients, kind of like the working poor.

 

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2:17pm

Wed December 18, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Ellis Act evictions: Gum Gee Lee

Lee family eviction protest rally
Melanie Young

  The Lees are an elderly immigrant couple who live with their disabled adult daughter. The new owner of their building evicted them to convert their apartment into tenancies-in-common.

 

“People call me Mrs. Lee. The owner provided a notice to me. Using the Ellis Act to evict me.

 

“Initially, it was really hard for me. Because on one hand, aside from them moving out, it was really difficult because I heard a lot of noise and banging from construction because the landlord is doing a lot of renovations.

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2:12pm

Wed December 18, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Ellis Act evictions: Diego Deleo

Diego Deleo sits with another evicted tennant, Theresa Flandrich
Melanie Young

  Seventy-eight year old Diego Deleo likes to sit in San Francisco’s Washington Square, sharing poems with neighborhood friends. But Diego’s landlord recently evicted him, so he’ll have to move on.

 

“My name is Diego Deleo. I live in North Beach, and I have been Ellis Acted about two months ago so I have another 10 months to stay, and then I move out. I have to.

 

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5:20pm

Mon November 4, 2013
Politics

Palo Alto’s Measure D tries to put the brakes on re-zoning

Maria Heredia and Vicente Corona are two of about 500 seniors on a waiting list for affordable housing in Palo Alto.
Audrey DIlling

Palo Alto is one of the country’s wealthiest cities. Yet, a recent study by the Council on Aging Silicon Valley found that more than 20 percent of residents over 60 years old live near or below the poverty line. This reality makes competition stiff for the limited affordable housing options available.

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10:50am

Thu October 3, 2013
Out in the Bay ~ 10/3 ~ 7pm

Queer & Homeless - Not Just 'Youth.' LGBTQ Connect is Oct. 7

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San Francisco’s latest survey of its homeless children and adults found that 29% of them were gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, while only about 15% of the city’s overall population is LGBT. So Monday, the city holds its first-ever LGBTQ Connect, a targeted version of its Project Homeless Connect events that help low-income people find housing and a wide range of services. Tonight on Out in the Bay, Eric Jansen’s guests are Project Homeless Connect program director Emily Cohen and AIDS Housing Alliance SF director Brian Basinger, instrumental in creating LGBTQ Connect. Tune in 7pm Thursday to learn about the services to be offered Monday at LGBTQ Connect and for a discussion about what "homeless" means in today's economy, why LGBT people have a hard time in homeless shelters and a hard time getting services, how evictions are disproportionately affecting LGBT people, and how San Francisco and other cities are addressing these challenges. 

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