City slows down process to pursue S.F. Japantown hotel for permanent housing

As pressure from San Francisco Japantown community members mounts, the city has emphasized its intent to slow down the proposal to purchase the Kimpton Buchanan Hotel at 1800 Sutter St. introduced mid-August, while the city supervisor whose district includes the ethnic enclave proposed two other hotels to purchase. San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive […]

S.F. proposal to purchase of Buchanan Hotel to convert into housing draws fire

The city of San Francisco shocked many within its Japantown community by announcing plans to buy one of two tourist hotels located in the ethnic enclave in order to convert it into permanent supportive housing. “I was shocked, but I was also pissed that something like this would happen, and that it would be fast-tracked,” […]

Minorities face more subtle housing discrimination, HUD finds

WASHINGTON — While the “blatant acts of housing discrimination” that minorities face has continued to decline in the U.S., “more subtle forms of housing denial” continue, states a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Urban Institute in a study that was released June 11. According to “Housing Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic […]

Nihonmachi Terrace completes $30M renovation of affordable housing project

Money isn’t easy to come by in these economic times, especially from the federal government. Nihonmachi Terrace, however, secured $30 million from various financial institutions to conduct a massive remodeling effort that started in 2009. In just two years, the facilities have been updated with environmentally friendly appliances, a new exercise room, a community reading […]

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