Affordable Housing

Richmond Rent Control Repealed After Opponents Gather SignaturesA few months after Richmond leaders approved rent control, the measure has been repealed after a signature drive backed by the California Apartment Association.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.
Pollution Tax On Downtown San Francisco Commercial Properties Proposed That Could Ease Housing CrunchSan Francisco is floating the idea of a pollution tax that would target downtown high-rise commercial properties in the hope of solving the city’s housing crunch.
Top Chef Says San Francisco Cost Of Living Drives Cooks AwaySan Francisco's high cost of living is forcing many expert chefs to take their culinary talents across the bay to Oakland or to other states.
New Homes Coming To Newark, Developers Paying Millions In Fees Instead Of Building Affordable UnitsEmpty 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.
San Francisco Mission District Tenants Turning Victorian Home Into Co-Op To Avoid Ellis Act EvictionThe 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.
Marin County Closer To Becoming Exception To California Affordable Housing LawsMarin’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.
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