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FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Old & Poor in Tech City--A Hard Look at Poverty

FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Old & Poor in Tech City--A Hard Look at Poverty

New America Media/Central City Extra, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 11, 2014

New America Media's Special Report, "Old & Poor in Tech City" examines elder poverty as amplified by San Francisco's high-tech boom in low-income Central City.
Ethnic Transgender Women Reflect on a Lifetime of Struggle and Change

Ethnic Transgender Women Reflect on a Lifetime of Struggle and Change

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Apr 25, 2014

Transgender people struggle with more bias for their orientation, plus some racism from their lesbian-gay-bisexual peers. But They’ve learned to count on each other.
Landlords ‘Gouge’ Nonprofits Into Moving Away From Seniors They Serve

Landlords ‘Gouge’ Nonprofits Into Moving Away From Seniors They Serve

KALW “Crosscurrents”, Interview, Ben Trefny, Posted: Apr 23, 2014

“We're totally at the mercy of the landlords,” says Geoff Link, editor of San Francisco’s “Central City Extra,” about forced evictions of nonprofits serving elders.
LGBT Seniors in California Lack Affordable Housing Options

LGBT Seniors in California Lack Affordable Housing Options

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media, News Analysis, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Apr 22, 2014

Skyrocketing urban costs plus the bias LGBT seniors face are leading nonprofits to develop affordable housing. But the demand goes beyond planned units.
Studies Prompt San Francisco Action for Seniors on Safer Central City Hotels

Studies Prompt San Francisco Action for Seniors on Safer Central City Hotels

Central City Extra/New America Media , News Analysis, Tom Carter, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

San Francisco is responding slowly to recommendations to improve the safety of its 500+ SRO hotels housing vulnerable elders and those with disabilities.
A Fresh Food Oasis in San Francisco's Tenderloin

A Fresh Food Oasis in San Francisco's Tenderloin

KALW, News Feature, Melanie Young, Posted: Mar 30, 2014

A team of residents and neighborhood leaders in San Francisco's Tenderloin district is helping storeowners learn how they can offer more healthy food options profitably.

Viejo y pobre en Tech City

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 11, 2014

San Francisco está recibiendo una gran atención de todo el país debido a su auge tecnológico y a su notable recuperación económica después de la recesión. Empresas de tecnología como Twitter y Yammer de Microsoft se están estableciendo en el sector conocido como Ciudad Central.

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Bullied by the System, Filipino American Senior Fights Eviction

Bullied by the System, Filipino American Senior Fights Eviction

New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Vivian Zalvidea Araullo, Posted: Mar 14, 2014

Filipino American artist–musician Benito Santiago, 63, is among San Francisco’s seniors facing rising rents and eviction—and deciding to fight back.
The Castaway Elders: Living Alone and Poor

The Castaway Elders: Living Alone and Poor

New America Media, Profile, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 12, 2014

Former substitute teacher Brenda Washington, 64, never dreamed she’d be alone and poor. Stuck with little income in a tiny room, she still holds out hope.
Alzheimer's, Poverty Split Elderly Chinese Couple

Alzheimer's, Poverty Split Elderly Chinese Couple

New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Summer Chiang, Posted: Mar 12, 2014

Xue Xian Mi, 74, is one of more than 4,000 seniors 65 and older in the Tenderloin.
Injured Worker, Now 64, Retired on $868 Monthly

Injured Worker, Now 64, Retired on $868 Monthly

New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Mar 11, 2014

Jose Mendez, 64, injured on the job and forced to retire early, is one of more than 4,000 seniors in San Francisco's low-income Tenderloin district.
Gentrification Keeps Retired Korean Barber in Housing Limbo

Gentrification Keeps Retired Korean Barber in Housing Limbo

New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Aruna Lee, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

Barber Young Taek Lim, 75, is one of more than 4,000 seniors 65 and older in the Tenderloin.