Displacement, Segregation (News)

Oakland sues landlord, claims illegal evictions

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 04/09/2008 - 10:00pm


Oakland has filed suit against a Walnut Creek real estate broker, claiming he illegally evicted tenants from foreclosed properties in the city.

Under the city's voter-approved Just Cause Ordinance, landlords must provide cause for eviction, such as proof of nonpayment of rent or illegal activity. Landlords must also advise tenants they are trying to evict of their right to seek advice from Oakland's rent board.

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S.F. OKs plan for 6,000 housing units

Submitted by News Desk on Tue, 04/08/2008 - 10:00pm


Correction: This story about San Francisco's Market-Octavia planning area misstated the percentage of new housing units that developers will be required to rent or sell at below-market rates. The percentages are 15 percent if the units are sold or rented as part of the new development and 20 percent if they are built off-site. * * *

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved two plans Tuesday that would add high-rises and thousands of residents to the upper Market Street area.

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The Slow Deliberate Process of Gentrification: The lies of Lennar and the decimation of a neighborhood.

Submitted by Reporter on Fri, 03/28/2008 - 2:55pm
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Across the room the words "Shipyard News" call at me on the suspiciously crisp newspaper. At the top of the page, in rich colors, are sketches of a community that looks as if it belongs in a fairy tale- or at least every other cookie cutter redeveloped town in America. Below is a headline, "Abandoned and neglected shipyard set for renewal".

Gentrification in Richmond

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 03/20/2008 - 10:00pm


It is a known fact that the city of Richmond is undergoing gentrification since above median-income individuals are increasingly looking to buy property in the Bay Area. Land speculators and developers are specifically seeking the West County region of Richmond due to the abundance of available land and its proximity to existing transportation infrastructure.

S.F. tenants don't trust city's motives

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 10:00pm


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Every week in her notorious public housing development, Darlene Fleming watches another neighbor move out and construction crews come in to nail plywood over the vacant apartment's doors and windows. And every week, she says, more residents get eviction notices, possibly signaling that they could be the next ones forced out.
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