Bay Area Rental Prices Keep Rising, Cooling Economic GrowthThere's increasing evidence the price of housing is blunting the Bay Area's economic turnaround as renters continue to face mounting pressure.
Ex-Tenants Sue Over Deadly SF Mission District Building FireDozens of former tenants are suing the owners of a San Francisco building that was the scene of a deadly January fire.
SoMa Residential Project May Be Leasing Rent-Controlled Units To Tourists, City Attorney SaysSan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Thursday that a newly-constructed residential development project in the city’s South of Market neighborhood appears to be unlawfully leasing out rent-controlled units to tourists on a short-term basis.
Antioch Apartment Complex Fire Leaves 29 People Without HomesA three-alarm fire that ripped through an apartment complex in Antioch Wednesday morning displaced 29 residents, an official with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.
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.
Bay Area Serial Squatter Evicted For 8th Time In 6 YearsA family accused of defrauding landlords appears to be at it again. Last year, KPIX 5 was there when they were evicted from an apartment in San Bruno. This week, they were found squatting in Daly City.
San Francisco-Area Residents Need To Earn More Than $39 An Hour To Afford Average 2-Bedroom ApartmentIn the San Francisco metro area, you have to make $39.65 an hour to be able to afford the average two-bedroom apartment.
Lafayette City Leaders Considering Rent-Increase Moratorium In Possible First Step Toward Rent ControlRents are soaring in Lafayette, and complaints from residents are prompting city leaders to consider a moratorium on increases.
SF Bay Area Tops List As Nation's Worst Place For RentersIf you spend most of your weekends on Craigslist or elbowing your way through crowded open houses for overpriced rentals, this should come as no surprise: the San Francisco Bay Area is the worst place in the country to rent.
Oakland Planning Commission Approves High-Rise Apartment Near Lake Merritt Amid DiscordPlans for a new luxury high-rise in the heart of the Oakland will move as the city's planning commission voted on Wednesday to allow the construction on a one-acre plot of public land near a BART station and Lake Merritt.
Oakland Residents Say Landlord Is Playing Dirty With 110% Rent IncreaseSome residents in Oakland say their landlord is playing dirty.
San Mateo County Examining Rent Control Ordinance Amid Skyrocketing RentsCounty leaders said the recent tech boom has brought more jobs to the area, and the demand for housing has skyrocketed.