2019 National Planning Conference

Maintaining Tenderloin an Affordable Refuge

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 11:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. PDT

CM | 5

Cost: $45.00

Activity Type: Offsite Tours and Programming

Activity ID: NPC190029

Location: Depart from Moscone West - Mobile Workshop Departure Area

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  • Understand the Tenderloin neighborhood and appreciate its unique history and role in San Francisco today.
  • Explore how displacement and rising rents define housing and economic development policies and politics, drawing from the work of city agencies, community advocates, nonprofit housing and private developers.
  • Learn about multiple strategies and programs to prevent displacement, how they played out, and how to apply these tools to increase housing affordability while stabilizing communities at risk of displacement.


In the heart of San Francisco, the Tenderloin neighborhood has long been an affordable refuge for vulnerable populations. Until recently, the neighborhood was resistant to the city’s affordability crisis. With limited affordable housing and adjacent to tech jobs, the Tenderloin has become an attractive place to move.

City agencies, community organizations and residents, and developers are working, sometimes in support and sometimes in opposition, to balance often conflicting priorities.

Tour the neighborhood and learn about its history, recent housing and economic development projects, affordable housing solutions and challenges. Also hear about defining 1980s affordable housing protection strategies, and emerging tangible policy solutions.

Session Speakers

Cassie Hoeprich
San Francisco, CA

Andrea E. Nelson
City and County San Francisco Planning Department
San Francisco, CA

Reanna Tong, AICP Candidate
City and County of San Francisco Planning Department
San Francisco, CA

Alexandra Goldman
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)
San Francsico

Ross Stackhouse
Tidewater Capital
San Francisco, CA

Del Seymour
Tenderloin Codes and Tenderloin Walking Tours
San Franciso