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.
97-Year-Old Woman Facing Eviction From Burlingame Home Of Over 6 DecadesA 97-year-old woman whose housing hinges on a promise made decades ago now could be forced out of her Burlingame home.
Alameda Police Tackle Renters' Advocate At City Council MeetingThings got heated at a meeting of the Alameda City Council Wednesday night, as police tackled a member of the Alameda Renters’ Coalition and put at least two people in handcuffs.
Prices Of Bay Area Homes Rise For 40th Month In A Row, Hitting $661K AverageThe prices of homes sold in the Bay Area over the last two months are nearing historic highs, while the number of sales are near normal levels, according to data released Wednesday by the research firm CoreLogic.
YouTube Parody Video Is Final Hope For Pair Unable To Find SF HousingFaced with square footages in the triple digits with rents approaching five digits, a pair of health care consultants grabbed a banjo, a video camera and some kitschy lyrics and uploaded the result YouTube to lament and possibly land a sweet new pad.
San Francisco's Housing Crisis Forcing Owners To Give Up Hundreds Of PetsSan Francisco's housing crisis is affecting pets as well as people, according to officials with San Francisco's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Anti-Eviction Group Publishes List Of Tech Landlords With History Of Evictions In San FranciscoAn anti-eviction group has compiled list of San Francisco landlords from the tech industry that have a history of evicting tenants.
Activists Target San Francisco Tech Award Show With 'Crappie' AlternativeActivist groups Monday plan to protest a San Francisco tech awards show which gives out so-called ‘Crunchies’ by holding their own version - the 'Crappies’ - to call attention to what they say are the negative effects of the tech influx.
Garage Living May Become New Silicon Valley RealityWith soaring real estate prices, and little supply of homes to occupy, East Palo Alto is considering allowing homeowners to let people live in their garages and storage buildings.
California Foreclosure Rate Tops In Nation; San Leandro Family's Struggle TypicalCalifornia had the highest foreclosure rate in the country in July, a stark reminder that people are still losing their homes in record numbers despite state and federal efforts to end the housing crisis.