The best landlords were elderly black homeowners

Reverend Arnold Townsend talks about his experience renting in a spacious apartment in San Francisco for $1000 a month from an elderly black couple, who he says make the best landlords because they were motivated by empathy and understanding, not profit maximization, before they were “driven out of business.”

Storyteller: Reverend Arnold Townsend
Date of Story: 2000s-present
Location of Story: Alamo Square, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Location: Fillmore District, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Date: 6 October, 2016