Affordable Housing

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

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor Proposes 2 New Affordable Options For Tenants

San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ President David Chiu is seeking affordable housing options for tenants with two proposals. One deals with Ellis Act evictions and the other with in-law units.

11/26/2013

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Lottery Opening Up For Chance To Buy SF Condos Under $250K

Qualifying first-time home buyers looking to crack the San Francisco housing market are being encouraged to enter a lottery for below market rate condominiums in the Hays Valley neighborhood.

10/23/2013

SF groups protest a planned Ellis Act conviction Wednesday. (CBS)

SF Politicians, Tenant’s Rights Groups Rally To Support Family Facing Ellis Act Eviction

Politicians and tenant’s rights activists blocked the stairwell of a Jackson Street apartment building in San Francisco Wednesday to show support for the Lee family who are scheduled to be evicted under the Ellis Act because a new property owner bought their building.

09/25/2013

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