It was a bittersweet victory because of the election of Donald Trump and the four years of havoc that ensued, but it was that conversation and many others that led to the formation of Richmond District Rising (RDR).
The Richmond District, like the City’s other nine police districts, has a community police advisory board (CPAB) designed to promote community engagement with the Richmond Police Station. But a local citizens group, Richmond District Rising (RDR), says the operation of this board is shrouded in mystery and its membership fails to include important stakeholders.
A broad coalition of community groups led by Richmond District Rising (RDR) has teamed up for a drive to collect and deliver clothing and supplies to the neighborhood’s homeless. The drive’s organizers also hope to raise awareness about the vulnerability of our unhoused neighbors, especially during the winter months.
No group has been harder hit by COVID-19 than the homeless. As many as two-thirds of those previously housed in San Francisco shelters have been turned away to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
Our organizations, based in the Sunset (D4ward) and Richmond (Richmond District Rising) neighborhoods of San Francisco, support the production of more housing in our community that is affordable, ensures stability for existing residents and maintains diversity in our neighborhoods.