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Homeless Vietnam veteran with cardboard sign begs on the street in San Francisco (AP)

San Francisco Lawmakers Begin Series Of Hearings On Homelessness

San Francisco lawmakers have begun a series of hearings on homelessness in the city, which focuses on cost-effective strategies to house the homeless.

04/30/2014

A shed similar to this one could be used to help house the homeless in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Leaders Look To Build ‘Pods,’ ‘Microhouses’ To Shelter The Homeless

A new idea is taking shape in San Jose to help the down and out get out of tents and doorways and into more sturdy shelters. The idea involves building new neighborhoods for the homeless with shed-sized buildings.

04/29/2014

hard hat, construction, road closed

1,700 New Affordable Housing Units Slated For San Francisco Site

A preliminary agreement announced Monday will likely pave the way for the construction of nearly 1,700 new affordable housing units in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley to start next year.

04/28/2014

A low-income housing complex in Oakland. (CBS)

California’s Low-Income Renters Could Get Tax Rebate With Newly-Introduced Legislation

Two members of California’s State Assembly have introduced legislation that would provide tax rebates for low-income renters in California on a sliding-scale basis.

04/28/2014

Larkspur's Honeymoon cottage is drawing a lot of interest in buyers, despite some obvious drawbacks. (CBS)

Historic Larkspur Cottage On Sale For Just $355k – But It’s No Tear Down

The quiet town of Larkspur is the epitome of quaint, the kind of place you might think about settling down, if you can afford it. But with an average sale price of $1.4 million, you might have to go bargain hunting. That’s where the ‘honeymoon cottage’ comes in.

04/28/2014

Elba Borgen. (CBS)

San Francisco Real Estate Investor Tops ‘Dirty Thirty’ List Over Ellis Act Evictions

Elba Borgen is a woman whose name strikes fear in the heart of many San Francisco tenants. She tops the so-called “Dirty Thirty” list of real estate investors who have used the Ellis Act to evict long-time San Francisco tenants from their homes.

04/24/2014

Artist's rendition of the revamped Hunters View housing development in San Francisco. (Hunters View Associates)

Grand Opening For SF’s Bayview Hunters View Apartments, Residents Get ‘Million Dollar Views’

Hunters View apartment complex had its grand opening this week and it has what some are calling “million dollar views” from San Francisco’s Bayview District.

04/18/2014

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Analysis: With Bay Area Rents At Record Highs, How Do We Find Relief?

According to a new report, rent across the Bay Area has reached record highs. The region has averaged nearly double-digit rises annually for the last three years.

04/16/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Economist Feels Record Rents In Bay Area Could Severely Stunt Economic Growth

Stephen Levy, Director of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy in Palo Alto, said the skyrocketing prices are having wide-ranging effects on the economy.

04/16/2014

San Francisco supervisors voted to approve the legalization of in-law units on April 1, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Approve Legalization Of In-Law Units

Now, property owners can voluntarily apply to legalize their in-law units, of which there are thousands in San Francisco.

04/02/2014

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