A pillar of the Fillmore community, and a San Francisco icon – master hair weaver and a stylist to the stars – Jose La Crosby has passed in a distant VA hospital, unable to spend the last days with his friends and family. Mercy California for months refused to allow him a move to a ground floor apartment as mandated by Mr. La Crosby’s doctor. Tenants officially gave Mercy California a vote of no-confidence and are asking that Mercy California removes itself as a property manager, project manager and a master lessee. WE DEMAND • Mercy Housing: Terminate your contract as property manager of Midtown Park Apartments. • San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing: Honor the tenants’ demand for self-determination over their homes. Keep the promises you made to the long-term residents of Midtown for equity homeownership.” #savemidtown #blackhomesmatter
:: WEDNESDAY FEB 10TH 4PM :: :: 1360 Mission St. San Francisco CA :: :: Facebook Event Page :: From our allies, Save Midtown :: “139 Western Addition/Fillmore families are slated to lose their homes in an apartment complex demolition. A large number of these families are victims of civic redevelopment. They were promised ownership upon paying off property mortgage, but the city went back on its promise awarding the master lease to Mercy California instead. For the last 24 months tenants have suffered egregious grievances, lost their security personnel, had their cars towed, their rent went up 200% and units entered illegally by Mercy California staff.