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*of north beach *North Beach in turn raises uestions about the politics of development and redevelopment in this case Howard xamines activism across generations "first by African Americans seeking to desegregate public housing then by cross racial and cross thnic "by African Americans seeking to desegregate public housing then by cross racial and cross thnic groups mobilizing to maintain public housing in the shadow of gentrificationTaken together the stories Howard tells challenge assumptions about public housing and its tenants and make way for a broader productive and inclusive vision of the public housing program in the United Stat. In the popular imagination public housing tenants are considered at best victims of intractable poverty and at worst criminals More Than Shelter makes clear that such limited perspectives do not capture the rich reality of tenants’ active ngagement in shaping public housing into communities By looking closely at three public housing projects in San Francisco Amy L Howard brings to light the dramatic measures tenants have taken to create and sustain and strengthen communities that mattered
TO THEM THAN SHELTER OPENSthem More Than Shelter opens tumultuous institutional history of the San Francisco Housing Authority from its inception during the New Deal Ra through its repeated leadership failures to its attempts to boost its credibility in the 1990s Howard then turns to Gardens in the Mission District; built in 1943 the became a perpetually contested and mbattled space Within that space tenants came together in what Howard calls affective activism activism focused on intentional relationships and community building that served to fortify residents in the face of shared challenges Such activism also fueled cross sector coalition building at Ping Yuen in Chinatown bringing tenants and organizations together to advocate for and improve public
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Amy L. Howard