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Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through the Roof – Solutions To SF’s Housing Crunch

In the fifth and final part of our special Cover Story Series, KCBS reporter Doug Sovern looks at several proposed solutions to the housing crunch, which all may take some time to make a difference as Bay Area rents and home prices keep rising.

12/20/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Mayor Disputes Link Between Soaring Tech Sector, Rising Rents

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has come to the defense of the city’s technology industry, saying the job growth in the tech sector should not be blamed for skyrocketing rents in the city.

12/19/2013

Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Rip-Offs, Cons Plague Bay Area Rental Market

In part four of the KCBS Cover Story Series, “Through the Roof,” Doug Sovern looks at some of the rip-offs and cons that have plagued Bay Area renters during the latest boom.

12/19/2013

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Muni Looks For Ways To Carry More Riders Amid Building Boom

As San Francisco is in the midst of a building boom, transit officials said they are looking at two new ways to pack more people onto Muni Metro trains.

10/24/2013

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San Jose Plans For Future By Putting Jobs Ahead Of Housing

In an effort to avoid another housing bubble, the City of San Jose will begin to create a plan on Tuesday that will set aside more land for employment rather than housing.

10/22/2013

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Foreclosure Activity Nears 7-Year Low

A research firm says California home foreclosure activity neared a seven-year low during the third quarter as rising prices left fewer homeowners in trouble.

10/22/2013

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Santa Clara County To Offer Rental Help For Newly Released 3-Strike Inmates

The plan calls for the county to pay as much as $1,000 a month to help pay the rent for the first year after release for inmates who were once destined for life in prison.

10/07/2013

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Section 8 Tenants In Santa Clara County Hit Hard By Federal Cuts

Federal sequestration cuts are hitting Section 8 tenants in Santa Clara County hard, with rent increases coming for thousands of households.

07/24/2013

Bay Area Homeless Vets To Get Helping Hand With Housing

The Bay Area is receiving 280 vouchers to get homeless veterans permanent housing.

05/31/2013

A sale pending sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Builders Can’t Keep Pace With Demand As Bay Area Housing Booms Again

New townhome projects continue at a rapid pace in Sunnyvale, where home construction can barely keep up with demand as Bay Area home values rise.

05/28/2013

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