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General Background Information
Or, Local to San Francisco Bay Area

Carnaval in the Mission, 2000

"What is Gentrification?"
Tom Wetzel

Gentrification The King's College London Gentrification Research Website

Stats on CA's Housing Crisis
May 2000, California Budget Project

Still Locked Out
March 2001, California Budget Project

Lip Magazine Shame of the cities: Gentrification in the New Urban America (3/15/99)

Detropolis Has Gentrification Ensnared Detroit? (12/18/01)

Institute for Community Economics
Excellent resources on Community Land Trusts

Gentrification Conference Entitled "Upward Neighbourhood Trajectories: Gentrification in a New Century" Sponsored by Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, Scotland (9/02)

Shelterforce Magazine Online (Published by the National Housing Institute)

United For A Fair Economy Organization devoted to exposing and examining inequality

Economics Explored The Left Business Observer



Washington Post Immigrant Workers Fed 90s Boom: New arrivals judged critical to economic growth (12/02/02)

Washington Post N.Y. Fiscal Crisis Is Echoed Across Nation (11/24/02)

Los Angeles Times NYPD Officer Suspended After Refusing to Arrest Homeless Man (11/30/02)

New York Times Magazine In Defense of the Boom: Wall Street Didn't Do It, by Michael Lewis (10/27/02)

New York Times Magazine For Richer: The Disappearing Middle, by Paul Krugman (10/20/02)

Brookings Institute Policy Brief #1 - The Housing Disaster That's Not Being Fixed (07/96)

Brookings Institute Policy Brief #3 - Reviving Cities: Think Metropolitan (06/98)

Brookings Institute Policy Brief #60 - The Internet and the New Economy: What Lies Ahead? (12/00)

Tenant Resources

Limo and U-Haul

California Tenants Rights

California Tenant Law

Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (Pushed by Gregory R. McConnell)
Ellis Act
Cwynar v. San Francisco
(Condominium conversion)

California Tenant Handbook - State of California

Resources page at Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco

Institute for Community Economics
Excellent resources on Community Land Trusts

National Tenant Resource Directory (From Washington State Tenants' Union)

Video, Web, and Other Media

Demonstration at Planning Dept.

Related Films and Videos Documentaries and films dealing with housing, displacement, Dot Coms and community organizing

Pictures from the Struggle

Stencil Street Art in San Francisco

Ghost Sites Archived Dead Dot Com Websites

First Aid for the Dying Dot Com

The Homeless Guy blog is dedicated to telling the stories and ideas of those who have experienced homelessness first hand.

Los Cybrids - La Raza Techno Critica

"The New Gold Rush; or The How-To on How to Become a San Francisco Bay Area Landlord" A Poem by Andrena Zawinski

City for Sale: The Transformation of San Francisco by Chester Hartman

Shaping San Francisco Interactive project examining buried history of San Francisco

NPR's Morning Edition on the High Tech Boom (9/20/00)

CBC News Online Report on the "New Economy" and U.S. Economic Boom (9/28/99)

National & International Organizations and Links
Or, Local to San Francisco Bay Area

"The Caminata", A Community March for the Mission, August 2000

The Big Issue Sold by homeless vendors who keep 70p of each issue. UK's biggest current affairs weekly, with 1.2 million readers. Campaigning for social justice.

Food Not Bombs
Serving free food to hungry people across the world. Not just service but political direct action.

Homeless People's Network

Homes Not Jails
Direct action housing reclamation.Sites for Boston, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

"News, information and expertise on the divide in income, wealth and health." See the Income Gap Article

Institute for Community Economics
57 School Street
Springfield, MA 01105-1331
P hone: (413) 746-8660
Fax: (413) 746-8862

Movimento Dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST)
Landless movement in Brazil; education issues, human rights in the region and how to get involved.

National Coalition for the Homeless
1012 Fourteenth Street, NW, #600
Washington, DC 20005-3471
Phone: 202.737.6444
Fax: 202.737.6445

National Housing Institute
439 Main Street, Suite 311
Orange, NJ 07050
Phone: 973-678-9060
Fax: 973-678-8437

National Rent Laws

One Chicago
Organization of Northeast Chicago. Big umbrella group for different community orgs in one of the city's most diverse neighborhoods.

Ontario Tenants/Toronto Tenants
A clearinghouse site of links and information about Canadian tenant issues.

101 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
P hone: (510) 663-2333
Fax: (510) 663-9684

"An international internet magazine focused on squatted houses, car sites and other free spaces."

Santa Monicans For Renters Rights

Large informative site focusing on New York State

Tenants Resource Center
Information and links for tenants and landlords in Wisconsin.

Global Resource For Tenants, Homeless People, Refugees, 1st Time Home Buyers & Squatters.
Serving all nations and the entire USA with focus on Colorado, especially Denver and Boulder.

Tenants Rights Action Coalition (British Columbia, Canada)

The Tenants Union (Washington State)
3902 S. Ferdinand St.
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: (206) 723-0500
Fax: (206) 725-3527
TDD: (206) 723-0523 (for the hearing impaired)
*Also from the Tenants Union, National Tenant Resource Directory

United For A Fair Economy
37 Temple Place, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Voice: (617) 423-2148
Fax: (617) 423-0191

Western Center on Law & Poverty partial listing of legal organizations in California.

Organizations Specific to San Francisco Bay Area

Silicon Valley office park

Art SF
(415) 430-2160 ext. 9412

Bar Association of San Francisco - Lawyer Referral Service
465 California St., Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 989-1616 (TDD: (415) 782-8985)
Frequently Asked Questions
En Espaņol

Berkeley Rent Board
2125 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 644-6128, TDD: (510) 981-6903
Fax: (510) 644-7723

2050 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 648-7562
Fax: (415) 285-2809

Coalition on Homelessness
468 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 346-3740
Fax: (415) 775-5639

Day Labor Program
474 Valencia St. #295
San Francisco, CA 94103
Fax: (415) 255-7593

Eviction Defense Collaborative
429 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 986-9560

High Tech & Internet Professionals in support of San Francisco arts and culture

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco
427 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 703-8644

Just Cause Oakland
1601 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 763-5877

La Raza Centro Legal
474 Valencia St., Suite 295
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 575-3500

Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition (MAC)
Phone: (415) 431-4210
Fax: (415) 436-9707

Mission Agenda
2940 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 436-9707
Fax: (415) 436-9170

Mission Housing Development Corporation
(Non-profit housing advocates)

Oakland Association of Realtors

Oakland Tenants Union
4043 Piedmont Ave
P.O. Box 227
Oakland 94611
Phone: (510) 704-5276

People Organizing to Demand
Environmental & Economic Rights
Phone: (415) 431-4210

Popular Noise Foundation
a nonprofit organization with the mission to stop the accelerating disintegration of local music in the
San Francisco Bay Area and put in place new programs to preserve and benefit its existence.

Rental Housing Association of Northern Alameda County (RHANAC)
Argument AGAINST Rent Control by rental housing owners in the East Bay.

A website whose mission is to provide renters, primarily in Alameda County, with self-help tools so that they may work to resolve conflicts with their landlord or property manager.

Saint Peter's Housing Committee
474 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 487-9203

San Francisco Community Land Trust Collaborative

San Francisco Late Night Coalition
268 Bush St., #2931
San Francisco, CA 94104-3503
Phone: (415) 820-3256

San Francisco Rent Board
25 Van Ness Ave. (At Market St.)
Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94102-6033
(415) 252-4600 (24-hour recorded information)
(415) 252-4660 (24-hour faxback service)

San Francisco Tenants Union
558 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 282-6622

South of Market Anti-Displacement Coalition (SOMAD)
Neighborhood resource for issues related to housing, planning, land use, redevelopment, etc.
P.O. Box 191212
San Francisco, CA 94119

SomArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 552-2131
Fax: (415) 522-0136

Tenant Associations Coalition of San Francisco (TAC)
P.O. Box 420846
San Francisco, CA 94142
Phone: (415) 241-2929, (415) 339-8327

Tenderloin Housing Clinic
Homeless Program
Phone: (415) 771-2471
Fax: (415) 921-8691
Legal Services
Phone: (415) 771-9850
Fax: (415) 771-1287

Articles and Information Specific to San Francisco Bay Area

Lofts - Another Sign of Gentrification

If you are doing research on the Bay Area, these newspapers' websites have deep archives on these issues:

SF Chronicle
SF Examiner
SF Bay Guardian
SF Weekly
Oakland Tribune
San Jose Mercury News

sf.indymedia.org's Housing Coverage

Poor News Network (PNN)

Fact Sheet on Bay Area Housing (Downloadable Microsoft Word document)

Mission District Changes by Tom Wetzel

A Year In the Struggle by Tom Wetzel

Justic Department's "Weed and Seed" Program in San Francisco

Renter's Voice - Newsletter of Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco

Bay Areas 45 Worst Slumlords How to avoid the worst landlords is to know who they are before renting from them...

SF Chronicle Funding drying up in UC-biotech partnership. (12/19/02)

SF Chronicle Low-income buyers get homes thanks to Bay Area land trusts: "The whole idea is to take real estate out of the speculative market. Housing and land are basic human rights." (12.26.02)

SF Chronicle S.F.'s Final Count Finds Huge Leap in Homelessness. (12/03/2002)

SF Chronicle S.F. Finances on Skids - Big Deficit Forecast: Tax revenues went in tank this year. (11/16/02)

SF Chronicle Outlook grim for commercial real estate. (10/03/02)

SF Gate No New Dot-com Job: Ex-tech workers are creating their own non-tech businesses. (6/25/02)

SF Chronicle After the Bust: Ugly buildings standing empty. (3/4/01)

SF Chronicle Lapse of Luxury: Crash puts crimp in Bay Area spending. (3/14/01)

SF Chronicle Skyrocketing Rents force Out Non-Profits. (7/28/00)

SF Chronicle Mission District fears Dot-Com tide. (6/15/00)

SF Chronicle (Bryant Square) Dot-Com Office Project OK'd Despite Protests.. (5/5/00)

Salon.com How the Internet Ruined San Francisco. (10/28/99)


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