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Vacant Homes in San Francisco, An Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Visualization
by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Friday Jan 30th, 2015 12:35 PM
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has documented the latest American Community Study (ACS) data visualizing the staggering number of homes that are unoccupied on a consistent basis in San Francisco, CA: http://www.antievictionmappingproject.net/vacant.html. Each dot represents 10 homes, arranged by census tract.
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The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has documented the latest American Community Study (ACS) data visualizing the staggering number of homes that are unoccupied on a consistent basis in San Francisco, CA. Each dot represents 10 homes, arranged by census tract.

2012 ACS data indicates there are 30,057 vacant homes in San Francisco. A common residents per unit calculation is 2.8 persons, meaning that the city of San Francisco has empty homes capable of housing more than 84,000 more people than it does.

This data visualization dispels the myth that more housing development in San Francisco is necessary. We also must remember that this data exists within the greater subtext of mass evictions in this city. What we need is more long-term affordable housing available to low and middle income individuals, not more development.