More than 30 people marched down Mission Street on Tuesday morning in an effort to raise awareness about displacement and the shortage of affordable housing in San Francisco.
Organized by Causa Justa (Just Cause), the event highlighted three sites in the Mission where housing development is underway. The group stopped on Mission Street near 22nd, next to where the Giant Value building is being demolished and replaced by luxury condos.
A speaker expressed anger as he pointed to the development behind him. “That’s not housing for us, that’s housing for the wealthy,” he said.
“Booooooooo,” the crowd replied. “Boooooooo.”
“We need more people in the streets,” he said. “We need to stop the construction of luxury housing.”
The crowd cheered and proceeded down Mission Street with signs that read, “Tenants Can’t Wait For Housing,” “Workers Can’t Wait For Housing” and “Families Can’t Wait For Housing.”
“Housing is a right,” they chanted. “Housing is a right.”