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Affordable Housing

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

(CBS)

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

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

San Francisco Offers First Responders Up To $100K In Down Payment Assistance

San Francisco’s first responders will be eligible to receive up to $100,000 in assistance for a down payment on a home through a program launched Tuesday by city officials.

07/30/2013

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

Silicon Valley Housing Advocates Speak Out Against Section 8 Sequester Cuts

Affordable housing advocates held a protest outside the Santa Clara County Housing Authority on Tuesday over proposed cuts to Section 8 housing vouchers.

04/23/2013

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

Compromise Plan For SF Condo Conversions Moves Forward, May Benefit Affordable Housing

San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Committee has approved a compromise plan dealing with condo conversions that’s making affordable housing advocates happy if the full board decides to pass it.

04/23/2013

(CBS)

Loss Of Redevelopment Agencies A Blow To Affordable Housing In San Jose

San Jose City Council held a special study session Tuesday to look at new funding options to build affordable housing now that the state has eliminated redevelopment agencies.

11/13/2012

Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco. (US Navy)

Hunters Point Developer Contributes Millions For Job Training, Affordable Housing

The contribution marks the first installment of $37.5 million dedicated for those purposes, and Mayor Ed Lee, who spoke at a ceremony at City Hall Thursday morning celebrating the donation, said he intends to ensure that promise is met.

05/04/2012

Arendt House, San Francisco

New SF Agency Tasked With Funding Affordable Housing

On Thursday Mayor Ed Lee got down to the task of figuring out how to continue to fund affordable and workforce housing following the demise of the city’s redevelopment agency, which closed its doors Wednesday.

02/03/2012

A rainbow flag hangs from an historic light post in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood.

San Francisco LGBT Seniors Say Health, Housing Needs Unmet

San Francisco may have a gay friendly reputation, but seniors in the LGBT community have complained the goodwill doesn’t apply to them, especially when it comes to affordable housing and health care.

01/28/2012

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