The uncertainties of homeless and displacement fuel an anti-eviction collection to disrupt the 1 percent by hacking and redistributing the master’s tools.
On any given day in Los Angeles, 36,000 people are homeless. In the Bay Area, it’s just under 7,800. In New York, the numbers are more alarming, estimating at 61,000 which includes a little over 14,00 families.
Most homeless people are not in shelters. Very few have little options.
Since 2015, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has worked tirelessly to provide data-visualization, data analysis, and storytelling that collectively documents the dispossession and resistance in gentrifying landscapes. While their focus is San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York City, we are all volunteers producing digital maps, they welcome all types of oral history work, film, murals, and community events, that provide a different narrative in cities with changing landscapes.
Here are some resources Ark Republic wants to highlight for the “Whose block is it, anyway?” major collaborative project exploring gentrification.
Where to go when the rent is not enough
A map that locates evictions, areas of relocation and sites of retention in San Francisco, allows residents in the Bay Area to determine the best places to live and where to go if displaced.
Swerving the tech industry by mapping housing predator
Alameda County eviction reports skyrocketing evictions due to corporations and real estate investors targeting lower-income and residents of color to supplying to employees in the local tech industry housing. With Silicon Valley being 42 miles from Oakland, families look for ways to maneuver growing prices.
Mapping hostile territory
Part of targeting those who are displaced or homeless is the profiling of law enforcement. This map locates where police killings of residents or homeless folk so that they can stay woke of their surroundings.
Oases and safe spaces
Places that sustain Oakland residents in the battle to remain visible and present as gentrification sweeps through the waterfront city. This map gives locals spaces and events to ground themselves in an increasingly hostile land grab.
Using digital storytelling and art, this zine, (Dis)locations Black Exodus, narrates the story of the out-migration of Blacks in San Francisco.
‘We are here’
Keeping records of all of those forcibly dislocated in San Francisco, another zine, “We are Here” captures dozens of narratives from Frisco natives.
Documenting and mapping the impact of the Ellis Act in Los Angeles
Mapping the housing crisis in Los Angeles, this interactive map shows how evictions ballooned upon the implementation of the Ellis Act, a law controlling the local housing market.
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