Thank you to all the community members who joined us for Tenderloin Talk Live at the Hamilton on September 7th. Stay tuned to the next issue of Tenderloin Talk e-newsletter for a full recap and next steps ahead of our next event in December.
After a backlash, San Francisco has abandoned plans for both a 24-hour resource center for the homeless in the Tenderloin and a costly lease to house the new homeless department . . . read the full story on SF Examiner.
SF Chronicle's Jenna Lyons profiles Diane Evans, who found herself in the Bay Area following Hurricane Katrina's devastation of her home in New Orleans. Evans now lives at Curry Senior Center. In this article, written in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Evans' spirit shines as she reflects on the harrowing journey. Read the full story on SF Chronicle.
Youth leaders from the Tenderloin and other San Francisco neighborhoods have been the driving organizers behind the event, which calls for a day of "fun, healing, and great entertainment" in response to recent violence in the neighborhood.
After being closed while undergoing some upgrades with the help of city grants, Mong Thu, the family-run Vietnamese eatery known for mouth-watering, deeply flavorful (and affordable) fare has reopened.
The approach to the crime and drug issues must change. The community, working together, needs to develop an active partnership with SFPD. We will not be able to simply “Police” our way to a better quality of life. I believe strongly that the community, supported by the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, must lead the process to improve the Tenderloin.
In addition to the usual neighborhood-wide celebratory spirit of 4 Corner Friday, head over to 80 Turk for CounterPulse's Block Fest. All happening between 3-5pm at various corners throughout the Tenderloin this Friday September 1st.
On Wednesday, August 30th, experience a Safer Taylor Street with an interactive pop-up event that promises to bring a range of demonstrative prototypes including wider sidewalks, seating areas, greenery, and a bike lane to Taylor Street. Stop by anytime between 12pm and 6pm.
Join us on September 7th as we directly work to answer the questions, What can you do and how can we, the Tenderloin Community Benefit District, help work through the quality of life issues negatively affecting the neighborhood.