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The Truth About Academy of Art Housing

Posted September 29, 2016 by

San Francisco’s Academy of Art University (AAU) is a convenient symbol for the city’s affordable housing crisis.  AAU has failed to timely comply with planning department requirements and added thousands of students without building housing for them.  City Attorney Dennis
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Parent Maria Ruiz

CA Comeback: When Budgets Shrank and Classrooms Exploded

Posted September 29, 2016 by Bobbi Murray

Parents manage a huge pile of details to guide their children’s education, from lunch logistics to transportation to homework—all while holding down jobs and the home front. What, then, happens when a recession hits, state education funding is drastically cut,
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LA TENANTS Win Big VICTORY

Posted September 29, 2016 by Larry Gross

Coalition for Economic Survival members facing landlord attempts to coerce them out of their affordable rent controlled units showed up at LA City Hall on September 21 seeking City Council action to better protect them. After telling their stories in
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Don't blame Jane Jacobs for Haight-Ashbury gentrification

What Keeps Cities Affordable?

Posted September 27, 2016 by

I’ve recently written how Jane Jacobs’s 1961 Death and Life of Great American Cities promoted a vision for urban neighborhoods that made them more desirable. Some even blame Jacobs for cities becoming too desirable, associating her with the widespread gentrification
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DPH SRO Study: No Owners Penalized for Bedbugs

Posted September 27, 2016 by Steve Clayton

A new study on SRO Hotels in San Francisco contends that residents are in poorer health than the general population.  The Public Health Commission has recommended training and data analysis in response.  A Beyond Chron analysis of the DPH data,
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