Feds OK Plan To Fight San Francisco Housing DisplacementFederal housing officials approved a preference plan that advocates said Thursday will help low-income minorities stay in increasingly unaffordable San Francisco.
Color Scheme, Density Concerns Surround Corte Madera DevelopmentA new Bay Area development being ordered to tone it down not because of noise, but because of the loud colors used for the paint job on the apartment complex.
Palo Alto Planning Commissioner Quitting Over Pricey Housing Explains WhyKate Downing dropped the bombshell that she was quitting during her last meeting as a Palo Alto planning commissioner, talking about the kids she wants to have.
Unaffordable Housing Prompts Palo Alto Planning Commissioner To ResignA member of Palo Alto’s planning and transportation commission resigned this week, citing the city’s increasingly unaffordable housing, but not before criticizing city leaders over their handling of the housing crisis.
Oakland Rapper Turns Housing Frustration Into Hip-Hop AnthemAs one of the hottest rental markets in the Bay Area, Oakland has its share of stories of residents getting priced out after having lived in the city for decades. Including a well-known East Bay rapper who recently channeled his frustration into a new song and video.
Proposed San Francisco Tech Payroll Tax Would Raise Millions For HomelessnessTech companies in San Francisco have received millions of dollars in tax breaks for years, but now some city politicians want to make an exception to that rule.
Landlords Seeking To Close Palo Alto Mobile Home Park File AppealAttorneys for two landlords trying to retire and close their mobile home park in Palo Alto have filed an appeal of a federal judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the city's demands for relocation costs to the roughly 400 residents of the park.
San Francisco Teacher Being Evicted For Using AppliancesIn what is believed to be a first-of-its kind San Francisco eviction case, a kindergarten teacher was served with an eviction notice for using appliances in what her new landlords termed an illegal in-law apartment.
Housing Authority Seeks To Help Residents Remain In Palo Alto's Only Mobile Home ParkA new, prospective partner has been brought in to help keep residents of Palo Alto's only mobile home park from moving away.
San Jose City Council Strengthens Rent Control In Early Morning VoteIn a meeting that stretched into the morning hours, the San Jose City Council voted early Wednesday to strengthen the city’s rent control ordinance amid record-high rents.
Oakland Approves 90-Day Moratorium On Rent Hikes, EvictionsHoping to stem the city’s housing crisis, the Oakland City Council approved a 90-day moratorium on evictions and rent hikes.
Oakland Leaders Grapple With Housing CrisisPassions flared Thursday as Oakland City officials and renters advocates each presented new proposals for coping with escalating housing costs, but a clear path out of the crisis remains elusive.