Prop C and Affordable Housing Day, in District 11!

9 10 2012


A big thanks to all who helped in our Prop C mobilization and Affordable Housing Day efforts last Saturday!

Thanks to Mayor Lee and Supervisor Avalos at the rally in the Excelsior, making the case for Prop C together with our neighborhood allies (PODER, Coleman, ACCE, etc.), and everyday folks fighting foreclosures. We had a strong turnout, good energy, and press! A special thanks to Bernal for hosting the rally and the mobilization site. We covered 35 precincts in District 11, with Coleman Advocates covering 17 precincts on their own! Thanks also to PODER, ECS, TNDC, HRC, AND, ALRP, Hospitality House, Dolores Street Community Services, and Senior and Disability Action for their weekend volunteers!

And Affordable Housing Day San Francisco was a resounding success, with 13 open houses, and some sites receiving close to 75 visitors. The large numbers of people who showed up looking for applications reminds us of the incredible need for housing in San Francisco and the need for a local permanent source (and some lessons for next time). We hope this will be the first of many, perhaps in conjunction with the Bay Area’s “Affordable Housing month.” Thanks again to the AIA, SPUR, the many CCHO staff who put many hours into this (especially Mara Blitzer of TNDC), and the many tenants who opened their units and proudly showed off their homes.
Here’s the article in Saturday’s Chronicle.
And the Bay Guardian:

And don’t forget, next Saturday, October 13, we will be dropping Prop C door hangers in District 10, mobilizing out of SFHDC’s Bayview Commons on 4439 Third St (in the Bayview) and also out of the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro (in Potrero).