We are a group of neighbors in North Beach who got together for the first time in November 2013 to discuss our recent Ellis Act Eviction notices and to learn more about what was being done to prevent further displacement of our neighbors. Sometimes we call ourselves the “Lombard 21 Gang” as twenty-one of us on Lombard Street received Ellis Act notices in the Spring of 2013. Our ages range from 23 to 92 and our tenancy from 3 years to 48 years. Today we are working together to help our neighbors with more than the traditional cup of sugar. Under the guidance of Gen Fujioka from the Chinatown Community Development Center we are trying to inform all of our neighbors about what the Ellis Act is and what local services are available to support us.