City Says: Welcome Back, Expats!!!

In an attempt to rectify past mistakes, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously yesterday to approve legislation that gives housing priority to those city residents displaced during the 1950s-1970s "redevelopment" of the Western Addition and Hunters Point. Better late than never, right? 40 years ago, 28,000 were qualified to receive a so-called Certificate of Preference after they were displaced from their homes in the name of "progress;" 900 have been contacted so far, according to the Redevelopment Agency. Under the new legislation sponsored by Supervisor Mirkarimi, those with certificates will be placed at the top of a waiting list for one of 1,500 new units added to the area each year.
· Supes move to limit North Beach hot spots [SF Gate]
· Legislation would aid displaced residents [SF Examiner]
· Exit Stage Left: City Abandons "Redeveloped" Western Addition [Curbed SF]For more stories from Curbed SF, go to

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