San Francisco Tech Tax Ballot Measure Blocked In CommitteeA ballot measure proposing to tax tech companies to pay for affordable housing and homeless services was blocked in committee Monday.
Peskin Proposal Aims To Lower Costs In Red-Hot SF Housing MarketOne San Francisco lawmaker is looking to put a plan in place to stop rising costs in San Francisco's super-heated rental market.
California Looks To Encourage Secondary Housing Units To Boost AffordabilityCalifornia senators are backing a bill intended to encourage more property owners to build separate dwelling units as one answer to the state's affordable housing problem.
SF-Style Rent Control Spreads Across Bay AreaTenant demand for protections is shifting to the suburbs in the Bay Area as priced-out workers flee to bedroom communities in search of cheaper dwellings.
$250K Per Year Salary Could Qualify For Subsidized Housing Under New Palo Alto ProposalThe Palo Alto City Council has voted to study a housing plan that would essentially subsidize new housing for what qualifies as middle-class nowadays, families making between $150 to $250,000 a year.
Richmond Rent Control Repealed After Opponents Gather SignaturesA few months after Richmond leaders approved rent control, the measure has been repealed after a signature drive backed by the California Apartment Association.
Oakland Creates Special Cabinet To Deal With Affordable HousingOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced Wednesday she's creating a special cabinet to look at housing and affordability.
Oakland Unified Considers Building Affordable Housing For TeachersLooking to solve their shortage of teachers, the Oakland Unified School district is looking at a plan to build its own affordable housing to attract candidates.
Study: SF Losing Rent-Controlled Apartments As Fast As Its Adding Affordable UnitsSan Francisco is basically running in place when it comes to affordable housing. The City is losing rent-controlled units and gaining affordable apartments at the same pace.
Developers Aim For Affordable Housing, New Community At Alameda PointA new development plan is taking shape at Alameda Point that will bring affordable housing to the area.
Anti-Eviction Protesters Take Over San Francisco City HallAnti-eviction protesters were holding a rally and sit-in at San Francisco City Hall Friday demanding to speak with Mayor Ed Lee about ending displacement in the Mission District, police and protesters said.
George Lucas Planning Payback With Massive Affordable Housing Project On His Marin County LandAfter George Lucas ran into a buzzsaw of opposition from his wealthy Marin County neighbors when he tried to expand his Skywalker Ranch studio, the filmmaker might be getting some payback with plans for one of the largest affordable housing projects in the Bay Area.