Real Estate

Old and new housing. Photo by Shani Heckman

How Can the City Kick-Start Affordable Housing?

-+*With the Mission poised to take over City Hall today to call for a moratorium on market rate housing production in the neighborhood, it’s clear that there is frustration with the pace of construction of affordable housing....
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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...
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...
At today's press conference, (left to right) Lawrence Coburn CEO of DoubleDutch, Círculo de Vida's Carmen Ortiz, and Supervisor David Campos shared news of a deal. Photo by Daniel Hirsch

Tech Start Up and Long-Term Non Profit Figure Out How to Share Mission Real Estate

-+*Tech startups and Mission non-profits might actually be able to co-exist in the Mission District’s hot real estate market. Or so it seems based on an agreement reached by the tech company DoubleDutch and Círculo de...