Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Four Generations of San Francisco Women Fight Sale of their Apartment Home

Four generations of women who have been fighting the sale of their family home in San Francisco’s Mission District where they’ve lived since 1969 won at least a temporary victory today. The family has been afraid that if their apartment sold, they’d be evicted under the new owner. The Gonzales family joined by activists from Poor Magazine, a low income rights organization, and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project of San Francisco, staged a protest at the real estate agency handling the sale of their apartment. Later in the day KPFA learned that their apartment has been taken off the market, at least for now. Marissa Ortega-Welch reports from San Francisco.