Oakland Approves 90-Day Moratorium On Rent Hikes, EvictionsHoping to stem the city’s housing crisis, the Oakland City Council approved a 90-day moratorium on evictions and rent hikes.
Alameda Landlord Uses Moratorium Loophole, Evicts Whole Apartment ComplexEarlier this month, Alameda approved a temporary stop to rent hikes and evictions. But three days after lawmakers passed the bill, a new landlord used a loophole to evict all 31 families in an apartment complex.
Alameda Police Tackle Renters' Advocate At City Council MeetingThings got heated at a meeting of the Alameda City Council Wednesday night, as police tackled a member of the Alameda Renters’ Coalition and put at least two people in handcuffs.
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.
San Jose May Put Mobile Home Park Closures On HoldAs San Jose’s real estate market stays hot, more mobile home park owners are being pressured to sell to developers. Mayor Sam Liccardo is proposing a six-month moratorium on such conversions.
Housing Moratorium In San Francisco’s Mission District Qualifies For November BallotA proposal to enact interim zoning controls, and thereby freeze the development of market-rate housing for 18 months in San Francisco’s Mission District, has qualified for the Nov. 3 ballot.
SF Board Of Supes Rejects Moratorium On Luxury Housing Construction In Mission DistrictCheck out rental sites for San Francisco, especially the trendier parts: Well over $3,000 a month for a one-bedroom flat and nearly $5,000 for two bedrooms.
SF Supes To Vote On Luxury Condo MoratoriumA 45-day moratorium would affect two dozen projects in the city's Mission District, which has witnessed skyrocketing prices amid a technology jobs boom.
Bay Area Massage Therapists, Day Spas Complain New Bans Are Hurting BusinessMassage therapists and day spa owners say they are being hurt by a 45-day moratorium city lawmakers imposed on the opening, expansion and relocation of bodywork businesses.
SF Supervisor Short 4 Votes In Call For Mission District Housing MoratoriumSan 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.
Lafayette City Leaders Considering Rent-Increase Moratorium In Possible First Step Toward Rent ControlRents are soaring in Lafayette, and complaints from residents are prompting city leaders to consider a moratorium on increases.
Economist Says More Bay Area Market-Rate Housing Needed, Not A MoratoriumSeveral Bay Area cities are considering a freeze on residential construction except for affordable housing. But at a Bay Area Council forum on the idea, a leading economist said that’s exactly the wrong response to the housing crisis.