eviction

Liza Veale

 

Eva Castillo* thinks of herself as a strong person. She was raised in the Sunnydale projects in San Francisco, sharing a bedroom with three brothers. Now, she works construction — often as the only woman on the job. But when she was evicted, she says she felt truly helpless for the first time in her life.

Liza Veale

In order to stem the tide of displacement in places like the Bay Area, some advocates want to strengthen tenant protections at the state level. One way to do that would be to modify or repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

Liza Veale

 

Though we’re all understandably consumed by the news at the national level, the last election also came with consequences for the Bay Area locally—especially for the region’s ongoing housing crisis.

StoryCorps: Our Mission No Eviction

Oct 26, 2016

Roberto Hernandez is a leader of the "Our Mission No Eviction" campaign, and he's seen plenty of change come to his neighborhood. A lot of people in his community have been forced to leave the Mission over the last few years. 

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jun 23, 2016
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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

 

House Democrats’ Gun-Control Sit-In Turns Into Chaotic Showdown With Republicans // New York Times

Matthew Desmond

On the May 13th edition of Your Call, Sociologist Matthew Desmond discusses his new book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” 

Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 14, 2016

Apr 14, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Warriors romp to record 73rd win // East Bay Times

"Confetti fell as the Warriors became living legends Wednesday, finishing the regular season with the best record in NBA history at 73-9.

This American Life: Poetry of Propaganda

Mar 8, 2016
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What happens when children take on the subject of gentrification with a musical?

Ellis Act evictions: Gum Gee Lee

Nov 10, 2014
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.