While this event may not be directly related to the Kung-Fu Master/Colonial Sanders lookalike/Afro-puff bearded NY mayorial candidate, I think we can all agree that the rent in San Francisco is, in fact, “too damn high”. Why should we have to settle for living in Concord or worse yet: moving in with lame-o chore wheeling rent controlled roomies?
The Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco helps you enjoy some of the most tenant-favorable laws in the country, and they are having a benefit at the Makeout Room next Thursday from 6-8:30. The event will feature free 4 Barrel coffee, live music, silent auction, happy hour drinks, and special guests (including Supervisor David Campos).
Details in the flyer below:
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I suspect that most of the policies this group supports actually make rents higher.
Yup. The rent is too damned high for shitty apartments because of rent control and groups like the Housing Rights Committee of SF.
Of course the “benefit” is being held in the Mission rather than at ground zero for housing battles, the Tenderloin. Mission hipsters, have fun patting yourself on the back for doing a “good local thing…”
There’s a TL blog, bluoz.com that writes about the shenanigans of Randy Shaw and the Tenderloin Housing Coalition. Take a gander here – http://www.bluoz.com/blog/index.php?/archives/1103-Tenderloin-Housing-Clinic-evictions-2004-2010.html
Agreed. The most basic law of economics is supply and demand. They actively fight against new development, thus restricting supply (while demand remains high).
Where did they think all those “yuppies” who were going to live in the condos they didn’t allow to get built were going to go? That’s right. They move into an existing apartment and pay more money for it. Thus, rents are high.
Want lower rents? Throw your garbage on the sidewalk, spray graffiti everywhere, and encourage gang activity. The rents will drop like a rock.
no they won’t. people do that now and the rent is too damn high.
I’m waiting for the “David Campos is too damn absolutist (just like Chris Daly) Party.”
Please attend this– we need keep everything dumpy in our neighborhood so rich stay away. Campos keep everything dumpy.