Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: SRO

Millions of tenants at risk as court ban on evictions set to expire

The organization that manages the courts in California is moving to end a moratorium on evictions that has saved millions of people from losing their homes. The state Judicial Council,...

Safe sleeping spaces — or cages?

C.A.R.E. For the homeless On some street In Saint Pete Looks like A cage For people.... -- excerpt of the poem People Cages by Dee Allen /Po Poet “It feels like we are back in prison,” said...

Supes look to protect SRO residents

The Board of Supes Finance Committee approved today emergency legislation aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in single-room occupancy hotels. The measure by Sup. Aaron Peskin came in the...

First sanctioned tent city opens in SF

San Francisco's first city-sanctioned safe sleeping site began operations yesterday afternoon. The site, referred to as the Safe Sleeping Village, has 50 spaces for tents to be pitched six...

Screen Grabs: ‘5 Blocks’ delves into Mid-Market development quandary

Many everyday things have been notable for their absence during the shutdown, so something that stood out was construction—because it never seemed to stop, even on the residential level...

Can a federal lawsuit force SF to put homeless people in hotels?

Hastings College of the Law, which has often been at odds with the city, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday claiming that failures in city policy have left the Tenderloin...

Why turn affordable SROs into tourist hotel rooms?

While the supervisors and the mayor are engaged in a critical, and bitter, debate about moving homeless people into hotels, the Planning Department is moving forward a plan to...

OPINION: Save the soul of San Francisco

How do you shelter at home, when you don’t have a home? As our city leaders have moved rapidly and wisely to minimize the risks of the COVID pandemic, one...

Density, neoliberalism, and COVID

"There is a density level in NYC that is destructive. It has to stop and it has to stop now. NYC must develop an immediate plan to reduce density."...

City starts to plan for coronavirus in homeless and SRO communities

San Francisco will provide temporary housing to quarantine unsheltered residents or for people who live in shelters, single room occupancy hotels, or permanent supportive housing exposed to the coronavirus. It's...