Tech giant Google has pledged $1 billion to build more housing in the Bay Area. The plan includes 15,000 units on its own land, 5,000 additional affordable units over the next decade, and $50 million in grants to help non-profits who are combating homelessness and displacement. The Bay Area currently has the third largest homeless population in the U.S. at more than 28,000 people.
In City On the Hill, Xavier Underwood & Adam Fleishman (Emmy®-winning Cinematographer ‘Running with Horses’) head west to San Francisco, California to examine the residual effects of the tech boom, what made San Francisco into the great city it is, and what can be done to save it’s increasingly displaced population, interviewing civil rights leaders, politicians, Bay-Area natives, and small business owners. Directed and produced by Underwood, this perceptive film exposes of the realities of gentrification in San Francisco, CA, home to the highest housing costs in the country.