Housing

SF Supervisor Fears Booming Tent Cities Could Become New Homeless 'Policy'A new homeless shelter opening on San Francisco's waterfront may be too little, too late to keep a booming tent city in lower Potrero Hill from becoming a permanent blight.
SB50 Spikes Airbnb Demand, Study Finds Airbnb Relies on Longer StaysJust as Airbnb officials announced "extremely high" demand for Super Bowl 50 Airbnb lodgings in Santa Clara, San Francisco and the surrounding area Wednesday, a new study shows that Airbnb's revenue stream relies heavily on long-term rentals.
Oakland Mayor Wants Restrictions Eased To Encourage Mom-And-Pop LandlordsOakland mayor Libby Schaaf wants to help stabilize rent prices and encourage homeowners and "mom and pop" landlords in her city by reducing parking restrictions in some areas.
Carcinogenic Toxin Found In Soil Underneath Stanford Housing ProjectStanford University is making some big changes to a housing project after a potentially cancer-causing toxin was found in the soil.
SF City Attorney Seeks Court Injunction Against 'Predatory' Landlord Anne KihagiSan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed a motion to stop a San Francisco landlord accused of evicting and harassing her tenants living in rent-controlled apartments.
SF Mayor Lee Announces Creation Of New City Department To Combat HomelessnessSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced plans Thursday to create a new Department to End Homelessness and spend $1 billion over the next four years helping homeless residents move into permanent housing.
Palo Alto Shack Available For Under $2 MillionThere's no escaping the Bay Area's red hot housing market.
San Francisco's Tiniest Piece Of Land Sells Below Asking At $165KOne of the tiniest lots to ever go on the market in San Francisco has sold.
Emotions High As Voters Take On SF Mission District DevelopmentThe hotly debated future of San Francisco’s Mission District faces a crucial vote Tuesday as residents determine the fate of a measure to limit market-rate development in the district for the next 18 months.
San Francisco Voters Consider Short-Term Rental LimitsThe battle over short-term rentals in San Francisco moved to the ballot box Tuesday as local residents voted on a measure that would set limits on the rental units available in the city.
SF Supervisor Campos Rallies For Development Moratorium In Mission DistrictSan Francisco Supervisor David Campos and proponents of Proposition I, which aims to suspend market-rate development in the Mission District for 18 months, held a rally outside San Francisco City Hall Tuesday, just a week ahead of the Nov. 3 elections.
Report: Apple Employees Driving Up Bay Area Home PricesEmployees of the some of the country's top technology companies aren't only leaving behind other Americans in terms of their wealth -- they're also sprinting ahead of their fellow techies.

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