Fighting Black displacement in South Berkeley with a community land trust. With support from the Bay Area Community Land Trust, McGee Avenue Baptist Church is restoring an eight-unit residential property in South Berkeley to create affordable housing units for those with low incomes and those at risk of displacement, especially longtime residents who are African American residents. By placing decision-making power back in the hands of the community and residents, this project aims to preserve established communities and local ownership. Learn more.
“ The city can’t heal until it treats the wound that it’s already created right here in the middle of itself.”
A long-term resident in the San Francisco Tenderloin district, Curtis Bradford has watched his community struggle with homelessness, poverty, and drug addiction. The Tenderloin lacks necessary resources to create a healthy community, like addiction treatment services and traffic safety measures, despite its proximity to affluent areas such as Nob Hill and Union Square. Although the neighborhood has a strong anti-displacement movement, Bradford explains that rising housing prices have still forced many long-term residents onto the streets. He has continued to fight for the survival of his community and remains an active advocate for the Tenderloin.