Gentrification: Displacement, Eviction, and the San Francisco Housing Crisis
Dates: Jan. 29, 2015 – Feb. 19, 2015
Location: The Art Gallery at Cesar Chavez Student Center
Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Contact: The ASI Art Gallery
Opening reception: 5 – 8 p.m. Jan. 26
Phone: (415) 338-2580
San Francisco Human Rights Commission Equity Advisory Committee and The Art Gallery present Gentrification: Displacement, Eviction, and the San Francisco Housing Crisis. This project aims use both traditional research and storytelling to help shape popular understanding of the incredibly complex problem of gentrification.
San Francisco’s lack of affordable housing for low- and middle-income residents is the result of various factors, including over-speculation by developers and buyers, a dearth of housing units in the city and insufficient enforcement of existing laws intended to protect tenants. People of color, the elderly, people with disabilities, those with lower incomes, and members of the queer community are especially vulnerable to displacement due to rising housing costs, resulting in a decrease in San Francisco’s cultural diversity. The goal of this project is to help all residents to better understand and address the structural forces that underlie San Francisco’s housing crisis.