2018 National Planning Conference

Mission District — Displacement and Stabilization

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. PDT

CM | 3.75

Cost: $55.00

Activity Type: Offsite Tours and Programming

Activity ID: NPC190057

Location: Depart from Moscone West - Mobile Workshop Departure Area

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  • See the concrete results of partnerships between community organizations and San Francisco city agencies to address gentrification, rapid change, displacement and growth in the Mission District. .
  • Exchange ideas about policy, programmatic, and community planning strategies cities are utilizing to stabilize neighborhoods and address displacement and gentrification challenges. .
  • Discuss social equity and other challenges of displacement given today’s national realities, California’s severe housing shortage, and the legacy of planning and redevelopment in many low-income, communities of color. .


The Mission District is one San Francisco’s neighborhoods with the most evictions and loss of low- to-moderate income households. Historically, the Mission has been a working-class, Latino neighborhood rich with nonprofits, art institutions, and small businesses.

This tour showcases the concrete results of various targeted stabilization efforts by city-community collaborations of the last four years to address displacement.

Visit the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, and affordable housing project sites. Also explore the Mission Action Plan 2020, as well as understand some of the remaining challenges and markers that reveal the neighborhood change and severity of the housing crisis.

Session Speakers

Claudia Flores
San Francisco Planning, City and County of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Diana Ponce De Leon
City and County of San Francisco
Concord, CA

Dairo Romero
Mission Economic Development Agency
San Francisco, CA

Edna Ledesma
University of Texas at Austin
Madison, WI