Imagine rents going up three, four, even seven times in a single year! This was the case for many Mission and San Francisco residents in 1978, the year before the Board of Supervisors approved rent control. Documentary film maker Charles Bolton and the production company Optic Nerve, now Ideas In Motion, caught the angst in “Pushed Out For Profit.” The film aired on KQED on Sept. 6, 1978.
SF Video Flashback: 'Pushed Out For Profit' 1978 Film Depicts Battle Over Escalating Rents...Times Haven't Changed!
Mission Local recaps the documentary:
Seems San Francisco has always been the battle ground for the have's and have-not's. Rising rent and real estate prices are as contentious now as they were then. Check out the cameo from Harvey Milk! Hop over to Mission Local to see 6 more quick clips.