The Frisc

Reports. Stories. 100% San Francisco


The Frisc is independent, reader-supported, and dedicated to San Francisco’s major civic issues: housing and homelessness, the state of our streets, the struggles of small business, and more. With every report, story, and investigation, we strive to help readers build a more affordable, inclusive, and livable city.

About our journalism

The Frisc is intensely focused on the city we love, a city of stark inequity, unfulfilled promise, and corrosive discourse. We wouldn’t live anywhere else! And we’re dedicated to making it better through a journalism of civic engagement. We do not limit ourselves to a single subject, because housing, transit and street safety, bureaucracy, and other civic issues are deeply intertwined.


San Francisco, CA, USA



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