Protest at Sunnydale in San Francisco, Saturday September 18th at 2pm

On Saturday September 18 at 2pm, resident organizers from Sunnydale public housing and the United Front Against Displacement will convene a rally outside the local San Francisco Housing Authority office at 1654 Sunnydale Ave to denounce recent attempts to push out residents from their homes. At the end of August, SFHA informed dozens of familiesContinue reading “Protest at Sunnydale in San Francisco, Saturday September 18th at 2pm”

National Petition to HUD and Congress: Stop Privatizing Public Housing

To: HUD and Congress: Stop Privatizing Public HousingFrom: Public housing tenants, activists, sympathetic organizations, and individuals (Español abajo) This is a letter decrying one of the crimes of the 21st century; the nationwide project by Congress, HUD, big banks, and developers to privatize public housing. For decades Congress has cut funding to public housing developmentsContinue reading “National Petition to HUD and Congress: Stop Privatizing Public Housing”

Sunnydale residents and Tenant Association oppose the HOPE SF redevelopment and privatization of Sunnydale, and are ignored by politicians, SFHA, and developers

Sunnydale residents, and Sunnydale Tenant Association president Shelly Leonard opposes the HOPE SF redevelopment and privatization of Sunnydale. For years Shelly has voiced residents’ concerns and opposition to the HOPE SF plan to replace Sunnydale public housing with high rises built by developers Mercy Housing and Related California as part of a ‘mixed income development’Continue reading “Sunnydale residents and Tenant Association oppose the HOPE SF redevelopment and privatization of Sunnydale, and are ignored by politicians, SFHA, and developers”

Activists from UFAD confront Congressman Adriano Espaillat about privatization of Harlem River and other developments

Today in NYC, activists from UFAD confronted Congressman Adriano Espaillat about the privatization of Harlem River and other developments under the RAD project, with signs reading “Espaillat Sold out the People, Espaillat Sold Off NYCHA” Espaillat responded to demonstrators that he did not support RAD, and that he does not support it at Harlem River.Continue reading “Activists from UFAD confront Congressman Adriano Espaillat about privatization of Harlem River and other developments”

A Message to HUD from Tenants of Harlem River Houses: Please Do Not Approve RAD Conversion

Please do not approve NYCHA’s application to convert Harlem River Houses through the RAD program, because 1) resident engagement was insufficient, 2) this project threatens tenant’s well being, and 3) the RAD review process coincided with a pandemic which was doubly fatal for NYCHA residents as the city overall. Harlem River Houses, built in 1937,Continue reading “A Message to HUD from Tenants of Harlem River Houses: Please Do Not Approve RAD Conversion”

C&C Management Pressuring Harlem River Houses Residents Away From Independent Legal Representation

For Immediate Release: C&C Must Stop Pushing Tenants Towards Legal Aid Society  This weekend, Harlem River Houses residents with the UFAD distributed fliers with info about tenants’ rights to legal representation and to be named on the class action lawsuit tenants have filed against NYCHA demanding they not be forced to sign new section 8Continue reading “C&C Management Pressuring Harlem River Houses Residents Away From Independent Legal Representation”

NY Senator Chuck Schumer responds to UFAD, says RAD Privatization at Harlem River Houses Should Be Stopped

On Sunday, June 13, Chuck Schumer responded to a question from The UFAD on the oneNYCHA Podcast. The Tenants of Harlem River Houses have filed a lawsuit against the head of NYCHA, Greg Russ, demanding that privatization be stopped and that they not be forced to sign leases with private management company C&C. NYCHA andContinue reading “NY Senator Chuck Schumer responds to UFAD, says RAD Privatization at Harlem River Houses Should Be Stopped”

Public Housing Tenants Rally Against Nationwide Privatization of Public Housing and HOPE SF Scheme in San Francisco // Inquilinos de viviendas públicas protestan la privatización a nivel nacional del esquema de viviendas públicas y HOPE SF en San Francisco

Photos by Leon Kunstenaar, Indybay For Immediate Release: June 16th, 2021 PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS RALLY AGAINST NATIONWIDE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC HOUSING AND HOPE SF SCHEME IN SAN FRANCISCO On June 12th, Sunnydale and Potrero Hill residents came together in front of San Francisco City Hall to protest the HOPE SF privatization of their homes, whichContinue reading “Public Housing Tenants Rally Against Nationwide Privatization of Public Housing and HOPE SF Scheme in San Francisco // Inquilinos de viviendas públicas protestan la privatización a nivel nacional del esquema de viviendas públicas y HOPE SF en San Francisco”

Truth Commission on RAD/PACT and the privatization of public housing: May 4th on Zoom

Comisión de Verdad  Programas de RAD y la privatización de alojamiento publico  Martes, el cuatro de Mayo, 20214 de la Tarde por Zoom https://zoom.us/jointeléfono: 929-436-2866ID de Reunión: 836 8367 7223Contraseña : 399431 Panelistas incluyen residentes de edificios convertidos por RAD, o están en proceso de ser convertidos/privatizados. Ellos platicarán sobre abusos or violaciones con respectoContinue reading “Truth Commission on RAD/PACT and the privatization of public housing: May 4th on Zoom”

The Fight Against Fred B. Craves at the Wood Street Encampment

Beginning of the conflict Residents at the West Oakland Wood Street homeless encampment have been embroiled in a land use dispute with San Francisco developer Fred B. Craves for almost 4 years. This particular conflict began on March 17, 2016 when Craves, a billionaire and head of Bay City Capital, purchased a plot of landContinue reading “The Fight Against Fred B. Craves at the Wood Street Encampment”