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Book Release Party: Dispatches Against Displacement

Our very own and co-founder of SFCLT, James Tracy, releases yet another fantastic book on the zeitgeist of San Francisco. This one covers the latest on what's plaguing the City's housing situation. $10/Benefit to SFCLT & PODER
pdfDispatches Against Displacement Event Flyer
WHEN: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
TIME: 8pm Reading, 9pm Show
WHERE: Sub/Mission Gallery, 2183 Mission St, SF, CA  MAP




The Marty's Place Campaign is launched!


We've the campaign to save Marty's Place! Check out our video donate today!


Help us preserve the legacy of a very special community asset in San Francisco - "Marty's Place" - a beautiful Victorian home that has provided affordable, shared housing for people living with HIV and AIDS since 1993. 
Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS), the San Francisco Community Land Trust (SFCLT) and numerous LGBT community leaders have launched a community campaign to raise $250,000 by November 2014 to renovate and re-occupy the house as an affordable housing co-op for people living with HIV using the CLT-Co-op model. "Marty‚Äôs Place" was founded in 1993 by Richard Purcell, a Franciscan friar, who came to SF in 1989 to take care of his brother, Marty, who was dying of AIDS. After Marty's death, Richard continued using his brother's apartment to take care of people with AIDS. In 93 he found the property in the Mission that became known as "Marty's Place." 
Before Richard died in 2011, he and the Aurora Dawn Foundation, which had been set up to help manage and operate Marty's Place, bequeathed the property to DSCS with the covenant that it would remain an affordable place for people with AIDS. When it was determined that the property was not viable for city-funded, residential services, DSCS approached SFCLT for an alternative solution.
We must raise $250,000 by November 2014 to preserve the legacy of this special community asset - providing affordable, shared housing for people living with HIV.

September is SFCLT's Membership Month ~ Join or Renew Your Membership Today!


September is SFCLT's Membership Month ~ Join or Renew Your Membership Today!

  • Over 10,000 affordable rental units have been lost to Ellis Act evictions since 1997.
  • With market rents now over $3,000/month, displaced lower-income tenants have nowhere else to live in SF.
  • SFCLT has prevented eviction for 59 units of housing in 4 neighborhoods and is fundraising to renovate Marty's Place as an affordable housing co-op for low-income people living with HIV.
  • The City finally launched the "Small Sites Acquisition Program" to help nonprofits buy apartment buildings at risk of real estate speculation, but the program excludes shared housing, mixed-use buildings, and buildings with non-conforming units - all of which are even more at-risk of real estate speculators.

SFCLT needs membership support to build the community movement for permanently affordable, cooperatively owned housing in San Francisco.  


Join Today:   Click on the "Memberships" button. Individual membership $24/year; Organizational membership $80/year.  Membership is tax deductible.


Membership allows you to vote and/or run for our Board of Directors, sit on committees, and receive important policy updates affecting housing stabilization and preventing displacement in SF. Members also receive discounts at other cooperatively owned or non-profit businesses in San Francisco, like Modern Times Bookstore and City Car Share.


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SFCLT is a membership-based organization whose mission is to create permanently affordable, resident-controlled housing for low- to moderate-income people in San Francisco through community ownership of the land.
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