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Steep Competition For $400-A-Month Affordable Housing Complex In Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ranked fifth for the nation’s biggest rent hikes last year.

02/18/2015

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Documentary ‘Hotel 22′ Captures Life On Silicon Valley’s De Facto Homeless Shelter On Wheels

A new documentary airing at the Sundance Film Festival chronicles how a public bus in Silicon Valley has turned into an unofficial shelter for the homeless.

01/29/2015

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Former Estate Of Donner Party Survivor Turned Into $30M SJ Development For Low Income, Homeless

A $30 million housing complex broke ground in San Jose Friday, where 20 percent of the units will be set aside for homeless and low income, putting them right alongside some of Silicon Valley’s highest paid workers.

01/09/2015

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

San Jose Nearly As Unaffordable As San Francisco

Today’s development comes courtesy of Rent.com, who assembled a list of the country’s most populous cities, taking into account median household incomes and rental vacancy rates (provided by the 2012 U.S. Census) as well as their data of this year’s median rental rates.

11/25/2014

A sign outside of a Google office in Mountain View, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Snatching Up Silicon Valley Real Estate To Prepare For Massive Hiring Spree

Google is playing the real estate market like a game of monopoly out of what could be a massive hiring spree.

11/11/2014

(CBS SF)

San Jose Considers Converting City-Owned Land Into $400K Lots For Homeless To Safely Camp In Cars

Nearly 500 homeless people in Santa Clara County live in their cars. Now the city of San Jose is considering designated parking lots to give those folks a place to stay.

10/03/2014

The Fox Theater. (Creative Commons)

Oakland’s Uptown District Named Among Nation’s 10 Great Neighborhoods

Oakland’s Uptown District has been a petri dish for transformation, turning areas struggling with blight into a re-surged community that’s now recognized as one of the nation’s 10 greatest neighborhoods.

10/01/2014

The Watermark condominium building stands in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Many New SF Condos Are Owned By Out-Of-Towners, According To Report

San Francisco’s luxury condos are being purchased by wealthy buyers who have an unquenchable thirst for high-end real estate but don’t live in the city.

09/30/2014

Construction workers assemble a concrete pump on May 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Measure Compromised By Mayor Lee’s Negotiations With Supervisor

Affordable housing activists wanted a measure on November’s ballot, making it hard to for developers in San Francisco to build unless one-third of the new housing is reserved for renters in the low to moderate-income range.

07/30/2014

Affordable apartment complex Candlestick Heights celebrates its grand opening Thursday. (CBS SF)

Candlestick Heights Brings High-End, Affordable Apartments To San Francisco

There’s more affordable housing available in one of the most expensive rental markets following the grand opening of a new apartment complex in the Bay View District Thursday.

07/24/2014

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