Government & Non Profits

Tenants chat in front of Mission Dolores Senior Apartments on 15th Street.

Changing Management Gives Public Housing Tenants New Hope

-+*Public housing in the city as we know it is coming to an end — that is, it will become largely nonprofit owned and operated within the next two years as part of a national...
This building on Mission street could be the target of a lawsuit from the Department of Building Inspection. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

City Plans to Sue Two Mission Landlords for Fire Safety Hazards

-+*The Department of Building Inspection announced Wednesday that it has plans to bring the landlords of three Mission District buildings  to court for ongoing, severe habitability and safety issues in their properties. The buildings include one...
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Homeless Center’s Opening Delayed Two Weeks

-+*The city’s newest front against an infamously pervasive homelessness problem, an eight- to 18-month pilot project known as the Navigation Center, was slated to open Monday but will instead be delayed until March 30, according to officials....
The Mission Local crew getting ready for their first live BFF broadcast at the Secret Alley.

Listen Local: State of the City and Smash’n’Grabs

-+*Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We go live on a biweekly webcast every other Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:00. Here’s our latest show: In this episode, we talk about the mayor’s...
Karoleen Feng of MEDA describes the findings of a survey of parents around the Mission at Buena Vista Horace Mann Thursday evening. Photo by Laura Wenus

Rising Costs Hit Teachers Hard

-+*Linda Perez, a teacher at Buena Vista Horace Mann, shares her home with nine people — only two of them are family members. Frank Lara teaches fourth grade at the same school and has crashed...

Poll Workers Optimistic About Voter Turnout

-+*Attendants at polling sites around the Mission were optimistic about voter turnout this afternoon. At Hua Zang Si temple on 22nd Street, poll workers said voters had been lining up outside the polling site before it...