Studenthem för medelklassen i San Francisco

I takt med att San Francisco gentrifieras så drivs de fattiga och medelklassen ut ur stan.
Nellie Bowles skriver i New York Times om hur ett företag försöker erbjuda medelklassen studenthem istället för de villor och våningar de hittills har kunnat ha råd med:

Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

In search of reasonable rent, the middle-class backbone of San Francisco — maitre d’s, teachers, bookstore managers, lounge musicians, copywriters and merchandise planners — are engaging in an unusual experiment in communal living: They are moving into dorms.
Starcity is renovating two large buildings in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood to turn into dorm rooms for the middle class.CreditJason Henry for The New York Times

Shared bathrooms at the end of the hall and having no individual kitchen or living room is becoming less weird for some of the city’s workers thanks to Starcity, a new development company that is expressly creating dorms for many of the non-tech population.

Starcity has already opened three properties with 36 units. It has nine more in development and a wait list of 8,000 people. The company is buying a dozen more buildings (including one-star hotels, parking garages, office buildings and old retail stores), has raised $18.9 million in venture capital and hired a team of 26 people. Starcity said it was on track to have hundreds of units open around the San Francisco Bay Area this year, and thousands by 2019.

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