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Affordable Housing

SF Supes Approve Big Hike In Ellis Act Payouts

KCBS In Depth: San Francisco’s Housing Crisis From The Landlord’s Perspective

KCBS’ Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Janan New, executive director of the San Francisco Apartment Association—a nonprofit and advocacy group for owners of rental property in the city. She says that they are contemplating a lawsuit over the relocation fees proposed by Supervisor David Campos and passed by the Board of Supervisors.

04/14/2014

Artists Return To Restore Women's Building Mural

Protesters Take To San Francisco’s Mission District, Demonstrate Against Ellis Act Evictions

Protesters at 24th and Mission streets in San Francisco loudly demonstrated the latest round of what they call unfair Ellis Act evictions.

04/02/2014

A sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Doubling Loan Amount For First-Time Home Buyers

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is doubling the amount the city and county is willing to lend to first-time home-buyers.

03/17/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Says Housing Is Priority One For Lawmakers

an Francisco Mayor Ed Lee sits down with KCBS’ Barbara Taylor and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier to talk about issues including pedestrian safety, Muni, the Warrior’s waterfront arena and twhat he says is the city’s most critical challenge—housing.

03/17/2014

Home video of a house fire on Othello Avenue in San Jose on February 17, 2014. (CBS)

San Jose Fire Sheds Light On Skyrocketing Living Costs

A fire at a San Jose home that was converted into a multi-family residence Monday has displaced 15 people. Experts said the fire exposes a dangerous trend tied to the city’s rising cost of living, among the highest in the nation.

02/18/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks during a press conference at the Alice Griffith housing project on August 31, 2011.

KCBS In Depth: Tommi Avicolli Mecca of SF’s Housing Rights Committee On The City’s Housing Crisis

Tommi Avicolli Mecca from San Francisco’s Housing Rights Committee addresses what she calls a housing emergency in the City, which includes; an “epidemic of evictions, scarce affordable housing, and the highest rents” in the country.

02/03/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Mayor Disputes Link Between Soaring Tech Sector, Rising Rents

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has come to the defense of the city’s technology industry, saying the job growth in the tech sector should not be blamed for skyrocketing rents in the city.

12/19/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Mayor Addresses Lack Of Affordable Housing With Construction Push

Responding to a lack of affordable housing in San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee announced an executive order putting construction of new units on the fast track. The move comes amid protests over an increasing number of evictions under the state’s Ellis Act.

12/18/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Tech Influx Hikes SF Rents

San Francisco currently has the highest average rent in America. Meanwhile, real estate speculators are cashing in on the boom by snapping up buildings and evicting longtime tenants.

12/16/2013

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Phil Matier: Mayor Ed Lee Tries To Defuse City’s Growing Class Conflict

Amid increased tensions between many long-time San Francisco residents and the technology industry, Mayor Ed Lee plans to meet with tech sector leaders on Monday afternoon.

12/16/2013

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