Here are some of our neighborhood initiatives, created alongside our public, private, and community partners.
TENDERLOIN TALK LIVE
Combining elements of a community forum, presentation, and neighborhood mixer, the Tenderloin Talk LIVE quarterly event series, held at different Tenderloin locations, is a fun, spirited way to strengthen community connection, encourage dialogue on neighborhood issues, and influence TLCBD’s neighborhood serving programs.
Tenderloin talk newsletter
We release a twice-monthly newsletter covering happenings in the Tenderloin; including the work of the TLCBD, neighborhood happenings, noteworthy moments, and more.
U.S. Attorney David Anderson has started an effort to crackdown on drug trafficking in the Tenderloin. In his press conference, he adds that the enforcement initiative by more than 15 federal agencies would not affect “innocent” homeless people or drug users but would tackle high-level drug dealing, fraud, identity theft and firearms. The first sweep of the neighborhood resulted in 32 arrests. We are interested to see how these efforts will lead to long-term changes. And as stated by Supervisor Matt Haney, the assistance is appreciated, but it’s important to underscore that this a public safety initiative, and not a deportation initiative. Read more via USA Today.
There’s a visually striking addition to the ever-troubled Tenderloin — a nine-story structure clad in colorful brick that holds 113 apartments for low-income residents, plus a pair of community-oriented retail spaces. Too bad it took 11 years to summon the newcomer into existence… Here’s the article by SF Chronicle’s urban design critic, John King.
Join with neighbors for the next installment of car-free streets in the Tenderloin. Happening Sunday, September 8th, one mile of road in and around the Tenderloin becomes car free making way for community fun. Come on by our office at 512 Ellis Street and connect with us. Click here for more info about the event.
Developers plan to kick off construction on 240 microunit apartments in San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin neighborhood. The idea behind the project is to create cost-efficient homes for low-income renters and those who fall into the "missing middle" — workers who don't qualify for subsidized housing, but also struggle to pay market-rate rents. Read more via SF Business Times.
On Saturday, August 24th, attend the Veteran’s Alley Block Party and Flea Market. Hours have been extended until 8pm.
Here’s a look at the June 2019 Clean Team stats, including 29,750 pounds of trash collected. We partner with both Block by Block and Downtown Streets, as well as Public Works, to coordinate cleaning efforts in the neighborhood. We encourage you to call or text the Clean Team at 415-385-5490 for incidents that pose a health hazard on our sidewalks, such as 'code browns'. Also if you see the Clean Team members out working, be sure to say hello! As neighbors, we must work together for a cleaner Tenderloin.
On August 6th, National Night Out took place at Boeddeker Park. The evening was full of fun for the whole family and made possible through the collaborative efforts of many local organizations, including the Tenderloin Police, and TLCBD Safe Passage.
Our next quarterly Tenderloin Talk LIVE event is doubling as an Assessment Renewal Appreciation Party! Join us on Wednesday, August 28th at PianoFight, as we take a moment to celebrate the past fifteen years, the upcoming fifteen years—and the community that's made this all possible! RSVP encouraged.
A 24-hour pit stop went into operation as of August 12th at Boeddeker Park (Eddy & Jones). This is part of a 90-day pilot program, which after the 90 days, will be reviewed to determine the effectiveness. Please help spread the word! Read more about the pilot program via SF Examiner.
Join Downtown Streets Team for their inaugural Demo Day event in which they will showcase the amazing work of the San Francisco Streets Team and the positive impact they are making in the community while finding their way out of homelessness. Demo Day is hosted by Twitter. Food, drinks, games, and prizes will be provided. Mayor London breed will also be speaking to our powerful movement. Help build hygiene kits, meet Downtown Streets Team Members, and join the celebration! RSVP here.