Original post appeared on Medium.com.
Gentrification has created a housing crisis for urban, working class, tenants of color that is compounding historic racial and economic fissures.
Working class urban dwellers are in crisis. Rising evictions, an aging housing stock that is unsafe and in many cases uninhabitable, soaring housing costs and the dramatic displacement of Black and Latino people.
U.S. Census figures show that San Francisco’s population has grown from 776,700 in 2000 to 817,500 in 2013. In that same period, the Black population dramatically dipped from 60,500 to just 48,000; and as a result Blacks currently account for less than 6 percent of the city’s total population.... Read more »