Sunday, May 16, 2021

Natalia Kresich

Natalia Kresich was born and raised in San Francisco. She has been writing about local issues for 48 Hills for several years.

Inside the SIP hotels saga

How activists and some supes forced the city to put homeless people in hotel rooms.

Supes approve rent control for Midtown

After a six-year struggle, tenants win housing stability.

Supes to consider rent control for Midtown

Preston measure would give the largely African-American tenants the protections they lost in 2014.

Two opportunities to address Black housing inequities

Midtown in SF and Golden Gate Village in Marin could become models for Black self-determination.

At Midtown, loud construction disturbs shelter-in-place

At the Midtown housing complex in the Western Addition, tenants are doing their best to comply with the city’s shelter-in-place order, but are facing one major challenge—the loud, disruptive,...

Preston wants rent control for Midtown

Supervisor Dean Preston announced Tuesday the introduction of legislation that would bring the Fillmore-Western Addition’s historic Midtown Park Apartments under rent control. The rents at the Midtown Park Apartments had...

SF man faces deportation—for a crime he committed at 16

Based solely on appearances, Simon Liu resembles any other tech worker in San Francisco: Clad in a puffy jacket and sneakers, Simon carries his slender laptop so he can...

Two big victories for tenants at Midtown apartments

Five years into the ongoing campaign for tenant ownership and self-management at the Midtown Park Apartments, residents have won two major victories. Earlier this year, the Mayor’s Office of Housing...

African American displacement — and the Midtown battle — becomes an issue in mayoral debate

The SF mayoral candidates – except for Sup. London Breed -- debated their positions on housing issues Saturday at the Kelly Cullen Community center in the Tenderloin. It was the...

The battle for Midtown: A community housing struggle

The weekly tenant meetings of the residents of Midtown Park Apartments at the corner of Geary and Divisadero always begin and end with a prayer. For the past year,...