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BARF, PAF's SF Cousin

Original post made by PA dweller, Barron Park, on Apr 16, 2016

There's an interesting Sunday NYT article on BARF (SF Bay Area Renters' Federation)

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BARF "is one of several pro-housing organizations (GrowSF and East Bay Forward [portion removed] are others) that represent a kind of “Yimby” party, built on the frustrations of young professionals who feel priced out of the Bay Area." BARF's cause "is to make life easier for real estate developers by rolling back zoning regulations and environmental rules." Sounds like PAF, but they're more direct about their emphasis on building high-density housing, no matter what the cost to current residents. And just like PAF, whose efforts are underwritten by local high-tech employer Palantir, BARF's biggest backer is the head of SF tech company Twitter


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