Housing

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Bay Area School Districts, Local Governments Tackle Increasing Number Of Homeless Kids

More than 20,000 Bay Area schoolchildren are homeless and in California that rate is twice the national average. So what are school districts and local governments doing to address the crisis?

12/19/2014

Brittney Nance helps her daughter Izabella, 7, with homework as Henry Nance, 5, and Lillie Nance, 2, play on the bed in their motel room at the Old Town Inn March 5, 2009 in West Sacramento, California. Brittney and her family were evicted from the house they were renting after her husband, Steve Nance, lost his job. The couple and their three children are living in a budget motel while they save enough money for deposit on a new rental home, but are finding it difficult as they pay nearly $1200 a month for the motel room. All five live in a small studio sized room with most of their belongings. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

20,000 Homeless Bay Area Schoolchildren – How Did We Get Here?

Soaring housing costs in the Bay Area and worsening domestic violence are just part of what are driving the increase in family homelessness.

12/17/2014

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Finding A New ‘Jungle,’ Homeless Plan To Create Second Camp In San Jose

San Jose city police and crews moved in to clean up and shut down the homeless camp known as the “Jungle” Thursday, but now it looks like they have another problem on their hands.

12/05/2014

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San Jose’s ‘Jungle’ Homeless Camp Marked On Google Maps, Days Before It’s Demolished

As city police and crews are working to wipe Silicon Valley’s largest homeless camp off the map, one anonymous person intends to keep it on another.

12/05/2014

(CBS SF)

San Jose Begins Clearing Out Silicon Valley’s Largest Homeless Camp

Dismantling began Thursday morning at “The Jungle,” a large homeless encampment along San Jose’s Coyote Creek.

12/04/2014

"The Jungle" homeless encampment in San Jose (Colgan/CBS)

Notice Given To Residents Of San Jose Homeless Encampment To Clear Out

City officials in San Jose have began posting 72-hour notices about the closure of “The Jungle”, a homeless encampment where about 200 people reside. About 50 have agreed to leave and are said to be transitioned into housing.

12/01/2014

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 is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Survey Says Twitter Headquartered In San Francisco’s ‘Dirtiest’ Commercial Corridor

The four-block stretch of San Francisco’s Market Street from 7th to 11th streets is the dirtiest commercial corridor according to a new survey by city controller’s office.

11/24/2014

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San Jose Considers Tax, Regulations For Airbnb And Other Short-Term Housing Rentals

San Jose is the most recent city to consider slapping a hotel tax on short-term rentals from websites like Airbnb, but the city maintains it’s not trying to discourage the “shared economy”.

11/21/2014

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

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