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San Francisco Housing Authority Evictions Disproportionately Affect Black Residents

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San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) is in the process of evicting a disabled grandmother, Tamal Griffin, and her four grandchildren from the Sunnydale Projects, which is a predominately-Black neighborhood in San Francisco, according to Sulaiman Hyatt and Maria Zamudio’s report for the San Francisco Bay View. If evicted the family will most likely become homeless, they reported. The Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco (HRCSF) plans to host a rally to stop the eviction. Hyatt and Zamudio link this case to the broader pattern of displacement of Black and Brown residents in San Francisco.

They report that SFHA is actively displacing a disproportionate number of Black residents. Without due process in cases like Griffin’s, SFHA fails to provide safe and habitable living conditions.

As of March 6, 2019, there has been no corporate media coverage of the eviction of Ms. Griffin.

Source: Sulaiman Hyatt and Maria Zamudio, “Join Eviction Blockade to save Disabled Grandmother and Grandchildren’s Home,” San Francisco Bay View, February 20, 2019, https://sfbayview.com/2019/02/join-eviction-blockade-to-save-disabled-grandmother-and-grandchildrens-home/.

Student Researcher: Jordan Cunningham (City College of San Francisco)

Faculty Researcher: Jen Levinson (City College of San Francisco)

Daniel Christof

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