Housing

Arguello

Foes Pack Meeting to Shout Down Folsom St. Project

-+*Before Axis Development’s presentation about its 2675 Folsom Street proposal had even begun, activists and neighbors enlisted chants, children and derision to make clear their opposition. “This is a public service announcement,” a woman said during one interruption. “You...
Sara Shortt (left), executive director of the Housing Rights Committee, stands by Mission District tenants while explaining evictions have climbed to 10-year highs without the peak in sight.

Ellis Act Evictions Fall, Illegal Use Evictions Jump

-+*A handful of activists and tenants stood on the blustery corner of Mission and Cesar Chavez streets Monday afternoon, calling for residents to fight the city’s escalating eviction environment with the Mission District at its epicenter. Although...
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...
La Mexicana Bakery displays a Homie Box of itself made by Cynthia or Cindy Delosa Photo by Daniel Mondragón

Long-Time Artist Captures a Genteel Mission in Homie Boxes

-+*Chances are, you’ve seen Cindy DeLosa’s work in windows around the Mission: small dioramas with “homie” figurines depicting iconic scenes and moments in the neighborhood. The “homie boxes,” as they’re called, can be spotted everywhere, but...
Dan Hirsch and Andrea Valencia chat housing and fire safety on Listen Local. Photo by Laura Wenus.

Listen Local: Inside the Planning Commission

-+*Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We record live on a biweekly webcast at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. First on the agenda this week’s episode is an excerpt from a...
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...
NavCenterPlans

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....
A crowd of listeners piled into the union hall at 18th and Shotwell streets Wednesday night. Photo by Laura Wenus

Protesters Drown Out Developers’ Benefits Presentation

-+*Representatives from Maximus Real Estate Partners, the company proposing the 10-story building at 16th and Mission streets, had a hard time getting through their short presentation about the project’s community benefits package as more than...