Before ‘gentrification’ was a household word

In the 1980s, Kip Fuller used to pay $300 a month for a 3-bedroom apartment in the Western Addition neighborhood in San Francisco. Rents went up when white people moved into the neighborhood and started sharing the apartments as roommates, paying $300 per room. He believes that the changes in the neighborhood are much less racist today then they were in the 1980s, reflecting market forces rather than deliberate discriminatory policies.

Storyteller: Kip Fuller
Date of Story: 1980s-today
Location of Story: Western Addition (NOPA), San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Location: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Date: 28 September, 2016