Displacement, Segregation (News)

Black population deserting S.F., study says

Submitted by News Desk on Sat, 08/09/2008 - 10:00pm
Leslie Fulbright, Chronicle Staff Writer

African Americans are leaving San Francisco because of substandard schools, a lack of affordable housing and the dearth of jobs and black culture, according to a report by a committee looking into the exodus.

The African American Out-migration Task Force, put together by the mayor's office last year to figure out what can be done to preserve the city's remaining black population and cultivate new residents, presented its findings at a public hearing Thursday called by Supervisor Chris Daly.


SF planners approve neighborhood changes

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 08/07/2008 - 10:00pm
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco planners approved a plan to add thousands of homes to San Francisco's East Side on Thursday. The new zoning scheme still needs final approval from the Board of Supervisors.

Former industrial zones that make up a quarter of the city's land would be rezoned to allow affordable housing to be built.

It requires developers of any new housing to rent or sell at least 15 percent of their homes at affordable levels.

Editorial: Probe discrimination in housing practices

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 08/07/2008 - 10:00pm

IN THE 21ST CENTURY, one would have thought housing discrimination in the Bay Area was a thing of the past. Unfortunately, that apparently is not the case.

The Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity, a publicly supported nonprofit housing counseling agency, conducted tests in nine Bay Area communities and found landlords discriminated in 29 percent of the cases.

S.F.'s long-awaited 4-neighborhood plan on tap

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 10:00pm

Thousands of new homes could be built in four neighborhoods on San Francisco's east side if the city's Planning Commission approves a plan today that tries to encourage development while preserving affordable housing and working-class industries.


Tenderloin struggles to get local grocery store

Submitted by News Desk on Sun, 07/27/2008 - 10:00pm

(07-27) 19:13 PDT -- It seems like the simplest of necessities: a full-service grocery store. But things are never simple at the corner of Eddy and Taylor streets in the heart of the Tenderloin, San Francisco's densest neighborhood and one of its most notorious.


Blacks' suit accuses Antioch of discrimination

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 07/16/2008 - 10:00pm
by Bob Egelko

(07-16) 17:48 PDT ANTIOCH -- A group of African American, low-income tenants accused the city of Antioch in a lawsuit Wednesday of trying to drive them out of federally subsidized housing by creating a police squad to target blacks for arrests, harassment and pressure on their landlords to evict them.



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