Oral history map documenting stories of those fighting gentrification and eviction in the San Francisco Bay Area. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is thrilled to be releasing this interactive video piece with the Land of Opportunity! It features Benito Santiago, Evan Wolkenstein, Rio Yanez, Candace Roberts, and others who have been fighting the tides of gentrification in San Francisco. It also features films by Karla Gallardo, Austin Meyer, Peter Menchini, and more. And we've got a handful of maps embedded within it as well! Check it out!
This story map details the the encroachment of public space and commons in multiple locations across San Francisco.
This map reveals the accumulation of Ellis Act evictions since they were first utilized by landlords in San Francisco. (Click to see animated map). By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Click to take a stand against renting or buying from an evictor. Also learn the history of your building, or a building that you're thinking of renting or buying from. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
The tenants of Yerba Buena Island are resisting their eviction notice.
As the well-connected Treasure Island Development Corporation moves forward to build luxury housing on Yerba Buena Island, Treasure Island continues to be a problematic landfill with toxicity and radiation. Use this map to Dig into the Muck.
FOLLOW THE MONEY
Treasure Island Development Corporation is made up of two entities: KSWM Treasure Island, LLC UST Lennar HW Scala SF Joint Venture.
UST Lennar HW Scala SF Joint Venture is part of an IPO (initial public offering of stock) called Five Point Holdings, which filed with the SEC in July 2015 (but did not mention Treasure Island in the filing). The other real estate developments included in this Five Points IPO are re-organized Lennar Company entities which in 2009 lost nearly a billion dollar of public pension funds. Manager Emile Haddad, who oversaw the bankruptcies of the Newhall Ranch development and the El Toro Air Force Base development, is back at the helm of the new company. The billion or so of worker's pension fund dollars is not back however.
Terry Fancher and Darius Anderson, partners in KSWM Treasure Island LLC, were also implicated in pension scandals and paid a large fine to the State of New York for illegal "placement agent" activities. They were never prosecuted in California. Anderson went on to take a 100% interest in the Treasure Island Marina, and has branched out in the North Bay with the acquisition of most of the major newspapers in Sonoma County. He is a powerful lobbyist and political fundraiser, with connections to billionaire Ron Burkle, who was also invested in the Treasure Island project.
The EB-5Investment for Visa LLCs (for a half million dollars given to the developers, a foreign national can buy a green card) which service Treasure Island investments are run by associates of Darius Anderson and Willie Brown. Nancy Pelosi lobbied to fast track the original San Francisco Bay Area Regional Center. Pelosi's nephew Lawrence Pelosi was in charge of Acquisitions for Lennar at the time that the company was getting entitlements to military bases all around California. Barbara Boxer's son Doug Boxer is invested in Anderson's Kenwood investments and worked as a lobbyist for Anderson at Platinum Advisors.
AnneMarie Conroy, formerly appointed to head the Treasure Island Development Authority is now in the U.S. Attorney's office, charged with investigating corruption among public officials in San Francisco.
Click on the people, organizations and threads between them to read more and see the sources on Lil Sis.
Artists with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project have teamed up with the Clarion Alley Mural Project to paint a 20 foot mural in Clarion Alley at Valencia Street. The mural depicts a rendering of the online map of no-fault evictions since 1997 and highlights the portraits of eight San Franciscans fighting their evictions. Viewers can call a phone number 415-319-6865 to hear stories of the people whose portraits are depicted on the mural.
The mural includes a portrait of Alex Nieto, killed by SFPD in 2014 on Bernal Hill, to make the connection between gentrification and the criminalization of people of color. The left panel of the mural, facing Valencia Street, “welcomes” visitors to the alley with a remixed design of a posted developed by the SF Print Collective and pasted around the Mission in the 1990’s in response to the dot com boom.
In partnership with the Clarion Alley Mural Project, this mural project has been directed by Carla Wojczuk, and participants have included: Eva Mas Silberstein, Anabelle Bolanos, Fernando Rodriquez, Maria Rodriquez, Lee Reyes, Cynthia Crews, Hannah Gallagher, Lee Reyes, Vivian Schwab, Marko Muir, Kim Cirella, James Yelen, Manon Vergerio, Carla L., David Patrelli, Michelle Lewis, Erin McElroy, Jenna McElroy, Joe Mellin, Andy Blue, Megan Wilson, Christopher Statton, Elvira Nieto, Rufugio Nieto, and more.
Increase of private tech buses in San Francisco from 2014 to 2015, by the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. Between June 2014 and July 2015, the number of shuttle bus stop events in San Franciscoincreased by 29 percent, from 2,032 to 2,978.
Bay Area regional map of Google Bus stops in relation to rent burden. #GoogleBus
Interactive timeline displaying the history of displacement and development on Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco, from colonization onwards. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Airbnb and VRBO listings by neighborhood, San Francisco. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. #PropF
Airbnb listings in SF and Oakland, Nov 2015. Sizes of listings vary by price.
Major development projects in Oakland from 2000-2015, and foreclosures in Oakland from 2004-2015 mapped by the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
Click here to view our map of killings by law enforcement in San Francisco. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
This map depicts all no-fault evictions filed from between January 1997 and 2014 filed at the Rent Board, including Ellis Act Evictions, Owner-Move-In Evictions, and Demolition Evictions. (Click to see animated map).
Buyouts, San Francisco: 2006-2014. Data collected by the San Francisco Tenants Union and mapped by the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
Residential and Commercial Vacancies, 2015
First Republic Bank Financed Ellis Act Evictions. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
Regional map of rent burden across the Bay Area. For the Right to a Roof Day of Regional Action.
The Bay Area is suffering from a regional housing crisis, of which the growth of lucrative vacation rentals is only a part. But the recent wholesale giveaway to Airbnb’s lobbyists in San Francisco shows that a few powerful officials can choose to appease wealthy corporations and the tourist industry, rather than addressing the precariousness felt by everyday workers and tenants.
Working class tenants and communities of color are those most impacted by the housing crisis. They are rising up and responding by organizing a powerful housing rights movement, forming regional alliances for statewide recognition.
Renters are a large and growing part of communities across the region, but their needs are often neglected when decision makers talk about housing. But these working class families are essential to the fabric and stability of our communities. We are claiming the right to a decent, stable, and affordable home!
Right now all over the Bay Area exorbitant rent increases and mass evictions are disrupting the lives of individuals and families, and also destabilizing entire communities as working class families are forced to abandon their jobs, schools, faith communities. People are being pushed into increasingly poor suburbs, or are forced to move out of the region altogether. And sometimes this unjust displacement is for the sake of creating tourist convenience. A racialized displacement of poor and working class tenants is being driven by economic growth, gentrification, and unregulated speculative schemes. We must resist this new segregation!
Across the region, housing rights organizations and tenants are calling for strong anti-displacement policies to stabilize our communities. We are calling for the right to a roof!
Ellis Act Evictions, in 2015, San Francisco. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
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. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
In San Francisco, the bulk of 311 requests are related to "cleaning" up buildings, sidewalks, and streets. How much do such requests indicate hyper-gentrification? In SoMa and the mid-Market region, the majority of the requests are proximate to the Twitter tax break zone, where numerous tech companies have settled over the last few years. Chinatown and the Mission have been ground zeros for evictions since 2012, and we have seen increased call volumes within them. Furthermore, we have witnessed new developers such as Maximus contract groups like "Clean Up the Plaza" to rid the 16th Street BART Plaza in the Mission from its homeless population, resulting in increased policing of youth of color. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
Correlation between coffee shops and rents in San Francisco mapped.
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! By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
This map details development projects that have been proposed and executed in San Francisco's Mission District from 2003 onwards (purple), as well as ones that are proposed to be executed in the future (red). Upon these development projects are no-fault evictions (blue) that have occurred in the Mission district since 1997. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
With Tenants Together, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is releasing this map of Blackstone owned properties in California on February 11, 2015 - an international day of action coordinated with PAH solidarity groups in New York and Barcelona fighting against displacement by Blackstone.
Blackstone spends roughly $100 million a week on foreclosed properties in USA. They buy properties that have lost value, and wait for the value to increase. They also buy rental properties, where they raise rents as much as they can and evict tenants without hesitation.
According to public records, Blackstone owns over 4000 single family homes in California. They have also moved to purchase multi-family buildings at the end of last month. It concerns us because this is yet another example of consolidated wealth in our society, and most of the markets Blackstone is buying in, have very few tenant protections. Most notably, single-family homes can’t be subject to rent control according to California state law (Costa Hawkins Act). What we have seen so far is Blackstone-Invitation Homes placing more of the burdens of home ownership on tenants, without any of the benefits. We haven’t seen mass evictions or rent increases, but without tenant protections against these things, it’s something we fear when they decide to get out of the rental market, or that they’re not getting enough “return on their investment.” In California, their presence has been most felt in Sacramento.
Map of California properties owned by Wall Street landlords: Blackstone, Colfin and Waypoint. #WallStreet By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project and Tenants Together.
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.
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! By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
Owner-Move-In Evictions are on the rise in San Francisco with at 26% increase over the last year.
By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Loss of Youth Population in San Francisco, 1980-2010. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
Click here to view development projects in San Francisco upon a backdrop of no-fault evictions. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
This map visualizes all of the fires in San Francisco from 2005 to 2015. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
This map display's Ron Conway's web of influence and power in San Francisco. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
Foreclosures in Alameda County, 2014-2015. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
Click to upload your own story to our crowdsourced map! By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
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. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
Click to view interactive map of Santa Monica Ellis Act Evictions.By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.
Santa Monica Ellis Act and OMI Evictions. Click to view map. 1986-2013. Last three years highlighted in red. By the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project.