We need you to tell the whole story. Become a member today!

Why Hasn't the Tenderloin Gentrified Like the Rest of San Francisco?

By Kelly O'Mara, KQED News Fix

San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood is located downtown, bordered by some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the city. Yet, it has a bad reputation. Tourists are told to avoid the area. You can often see drug dealing out in the open, and garbage on the streets.

"Growing up we always knew the Tenderloin's kind of a more seedy place," said this week's question asker, Vy Nguyen. She's lived in the Bay Area since she was a kid, but three years ago she moved to an apartment on the edge of the Tenderloin.

Read the complete story at KQED News Fix.