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Two Sides Clash Over Conflicting Reports On Airbnb’s Impact On SF’s Housing Market

Two new reports looking into the impact short-term rental companies such as Airbnb have had on housing in San Francisco have come to different conclusions.

05/19/2015

`Designs for a development at Alameda Point. (CBS)

Developers Aim For Affordable Housing, New Community At Alameda Point

A new development plan is taking shape at Alameda Point that will bring affordable housing to the area.

05/11/2015

Anti-eviction protesters at San Francisco City Hall, May 8, 2015. (CBS)

Anti-Eviction Protesters Take Over San Francisco City Hall

Anti-eviction protesters were holding a rally and sit-in at San Francisco City Hall Friday demanding to speak with Mayor Ed Lee about ending displacement in the Mission District, police and protesters said.

05/08/2015

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SF Supervisor Short 4 Votes In Call For Mission District Housing Moratorium

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos and a coalition of activists are calling for a moratorium on the construction of market-rate housing in the City’s Mission District.

05/05/2015

Artist rendering of proposed park in the Mission Rock area across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park in San Francisco. (Cordish Companies)

San Francisco Giants’ Modified Mission Rock Plans Include Shorter Buildings, Affordable Housing

The San Francisco Giants have modified plans for a mixed-use development near AT&T park to include shorter buildings and more affordable housing.

05/05/2015

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Most Americans Spending At Least Half Their Pay On Housing

The surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007.

05/01/2015

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‘Ghost’ Foreign Investors Buying Palo Alto Homes, But Keeping Them Empty

Neighbors in Palo Alto say houses are getting bought up by foreign investors who never move in, leaving neighborhoods full of empty homes.

04/28/2015

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Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb Rentals

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.

04/24/2015

Larkin Street Youth Services helps bring in teens off the streets. (LarkinStreetYouth.org)

5-Year, $2M Fundraising Effort Boosts Tenderloin Center For SF’s Homeless Youth

San Francisco’s non-profit Larkin Street Youth services, dedicated to helping homeless youth, has opened a new, consolidated service hub in the Tenderloin.

04/22/2015

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

Robust Real Estate Market Sees Most Home Sales In San Francisco Topping $1 Million

U.S. homebuyers flooded back into the real estate market in March, pushing up sales and prices at the start of the spring buying season.

04/22/2015

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