Posts Tagged: SROs

Leno’s Flawed Homeless Plan

Leno’s Flawed Homeless Plan

Posted March 20, 2018 by

Promotes Unavailable SRO Vacancies Over Real Solutions Since I head an organization that contracts with the city to house homeless single adults, I planned to not critique the mayoral candidates’ homeless plans. But Mark Leno’s homeless plan promoted a false
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Is the Tenderloin “Slowly Gentrifying”?

Is the Tenderloin “Slowly Gentrifying”?

Posted March 6, 2018 by

In her otherwise solid story on a San Francisco start-up attracting working people to live in SROs, New York Times reporter Nellie Bowles stated that the Tenderloin is “slowly gentrifying.” Curiously, she made that statement while interviewing someone on a
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Supes Consider Landmark SRO Reform (Updated)

Supes Consider Landmark SRO Reform (Updated)

Posted January 23, 2017 by

On January 23, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee (Supervisors Cohen, Sheehy and Peskin) approved housing legislation likely to have the biggest impact in 2017: a reform to the city’s Residential Hotel Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance
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SRO’s Shift to Housing Foreign Students

SRO’s Shift to Housing Foreign Students

Posted December 3, 2015 by Randy Shaw and Rio Scharf

If you wondered whether San Francisco’s housing crisis was impacting its SRO housing stock, the answer is yes. Today there are fewer opportunities for working people to gain access to permanent SRO housing than at any time since the city’s
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SF Business Times Attacks the Poor

SF Business Times Attacks the Poor

Posted March 13, 2015 by

According to the March 6 SF Business Times, San Francisco’s SRO hotels are “typically old buildings of questionable safety, usually in poor repair, sometimes vermin-infested, often willing enablers for the urban pathologies that accompany extreme poverty.” Its lead editorial asks
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Erik Schapiro, Fought for SF’s Tenderloin, Dies at 56

New Plugs Bring SRO Tenants into 21st Century

Who Transformed “Horror Show” SRO?

Who Transformed “Horror Show” SRO?

Posted September 25, 2014 by

In his September 23, 2014 story on the opening of a renovated SRO, “‘Horror show’ hotel transformed into home for veterans,” SF Chronicle reporter John Cote fails to clearly credit who is responsible for this transformation. That’s no accident. In
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