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.
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.

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