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Affordable Housing

Development in Newark where more than 160 houses and townhomes will be built. (CBS)

New Homes Coming To Newark, Developers Paying Millions In Fees Instead Of Building Affordable Units

Empty lots will soon turn into Newark’s first new housing in years. But most people will be priced out, and city leaders may prefer it that way.

06/23/2014

Tenants at a Victorian at 2976 23rd Street in the Mission District in San Francisco, California on June 12, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

San Francisco Mission District Tenants Turning Victorian Home Into Co-Op To Avoid Ellis Act Eviction

The building has been sold to the San Francisco Community Land Trust, meaning the residents will run it as a co-op, with a 200 year commitment to keep it affordable housing.

06/12/2014

Downtown San Rafael (City of San Rafael)

Marin County Closer To Becoming Exception To California Affordable Housing Laws

Marin’s heated debate over how and where to comply with state mandates on affordable housing could soon be a thing of the past as a new bill moves through the legislature that would make parts of the County the only area in the state exempt from affordable housing mandates.

05/21/2014

Renderings of the 1979 Mission Street project. (Architect Skidmore Owings & Merrill)

San Francisco Residents Raise Concerns Over Mission Development Planned For 16th BART Station

The proposed 10 story project would bring more than 300 units to the Mission District, though many residents said they are again being priced out of their neighborhood.

05/16/2014

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

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