Interfaith Coalition Lobbies for Affordable Housing

February 23, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On February 23, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the religious-based San Francisco Organizing Project will be gathering "more than 3,000 people in San Francisco to press top state and city officials to produce more affordable housing... The project draws support from 40 religious congregations in 17 San Francisco neighborhoods, using the grassroots organizing and pressure tactics originated by the late Saul Alinsky. As a sign of the coalition's breadth, Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders have scheduled a press express their support." The group will press for $30 million a year for citywide affordable housing and $588 million for affordable housing in the new state budget. They also want $40 million more for health clinics for uninsured Californians.