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A What's-Next Moment for San Francisco's Housing Crisis

As in, what happens if there is no near-term solution to San Francisco's housing crisis?
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The San Francisco Planning Department swears that its new video campaign on the city's housing crisis isn't advocacy. A spokesperson for the department says that the video it released this week, which runs nearly six minutes, is strictly informational. "We want it to spark the appetite," says communications manager Gina Simi.  

Not everyone sees it the same way. Curbed San Francisco's Tracy Elsen calls the video "almost activisty." The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition has already appropriated the video for its own ends, reposting it with a directive: "Watch it and take action by sending an email to the Mayor and Supervisors telling them that housing affordability won’t improve unless we produce more housing to meet our growing future demand."