Upon a background of no-fault evictions in San Francisco, this map reveals twelve of the wins that we have had in 2014 thanks to a growing anti-eviction movement made of an array of community groups, collectives, and organizations across the city. Although we have endured tremendous losses this past year, we have also witnessed direct action, radical legal maneuvers, and movement building culminate in triumphs. As we move on to 2015, we have to remember that when we fight, we win. Onwards!
This map depicts all no-fault evictions filed from between January 1997 and October 14, 2013 filed at the Rent Board, including Ellis Act Evictions, Owner-Move-In Evictions, and Demolition Evictions. (Click to see animated map).
We have witnessed a steep increase in tech-based cohabitating in recent years, very much resultant from the Silicon Valley Tech Boom. From hacker homes to digerati dorms, there are abundant spaces for tech workers to cohabitate with other tech workers. While we very much support collective living and live/work spaces, there are some tech communes that seem to be fulfilling less of a politically radical mission, and more of a capitalistic infrastructure. Instead of embracing the communal spirit of the 1960s, it seems that these digerati dorms are run by owners and middleman companies that are often charging above market rates while pretending the hacker home is part of a collectivist ethos. Click to view interactive map!
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has documented the latest American Community Study (ACS) data visualizing the staggering number of homes that are unoccupied on a consistent basis in San Francisco, CA. Each dot represents 10 homes, arranged by census tract.
2012 ACS data indicates there are 30,057 vacant homes in San Francisco. A common residents per unit calculation is 2.8 persons, meaning that the city of San Francisco has empty homes capable of housing more than 84,000 more people than it does.
According to a 2013 comprehensive report on homelessness by the city of San Francisco, one of the wealthiest cities in the richest nation in the world, contains 6,636 homeless adults and 914 homeless children and transition-age youth, totaling 7,550 homeless persons. According to Anti-Eviction Mapping Project’s previous Airbnb and VRBO map, almost 7,000 units are available for short-term rental online.
The Vacant Homes in San Francisco map yields another irony: two of the districts with the densest numbers of homeless persons also contain the most vacant homes. According to the homelessness report, census tract 6, which includes most of the Tenderloin and SOMA neighborhoods, contains over 3,000 homeless persons, as well as the highest density of vacant homes.
As the Bay Area population continues to grow and gentrify, the African American population continues to be pushed out. Click to view interactive map detailing demographic change from 1970 to the present.
This map debunks the myth of the millionaire renter, as it is clear that property owners make significantly more than renters in this city. With income inequality growing more rapidly right now in San Francisco than in any other United States city, and with San Francisco being a 63% renter-occupied city, this is significant. Viewers can drag the map over the divide to see the difference in income between renters and owners. They can also zoom into examine neighborhood details or zoom out to view differences across the rest of the US.
This map shows the eviction of seniors and disabled tenants over the last 3 years. It also reveals information about the evictors responsible, including who are serial evictors. (Click to find interactive map).
Also, see our "Dirty Thirty" list detailing Ellis Act evictions against seniors and people with disabilities.