Just like the Younger's faced unfair housing practices in Raisin in the Sun, many individuals in our own communities face similar experiences. Often due to "gentrification" of neighborhoods many longtime, low income, and often minority individuals face eviction through practices such as the Ellis Act.
These evictions are stressful and often happen quickly, leaving residents with a limited amount of time to explore options to fight their eviction, or resources that could help link them to new housing in the area.
We are being asked by the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, the San Francisco Youth Commission, and Urban Strategies to develop specific neighborhood resource guides for families and individuals who are facing a housing transition.
We will need to create a hard copy newsletter, as families often have limited access to computers and internet resources that will be presented and given to __________. The resource guide will then be provided to individuals in need.
Mission Local: Local News for a Global Neighborhood
California Courts: The Judicial Branch of California
Guide for Tenants
Law Help CA.org
Evictions and gentrification fuel widespread concern in the Mission
Recent article from SF Bay Guardian about gentrification and evictions
09.24.13 - 10:56 am | Rebecca Bowe
Latinos Make Gains Everywhere Except the Mission
Latino Population in SF in the last 10 years
By Rigoberto Hernandez
Posted June 23, 2011 6:00 am