kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Rent

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

SF Supes Approve Big Hike In Ellis Act Payouts

KCBS In Depth: San Francisco’s Housing Crisis From The Landlord’s Perspective

KCBS’ Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Janan New, executive director of the San Francisco Apartment Association—a nonprofit and advocacy group for owners of rental property in the city. She says that they are contemplating a lawsuit over the relocation fees proposed by Supervisor David Campos and passed by the Board of Supervisors.

04/14/2014

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

Alameda County Gentrification Pushing Out Longtime Residents, Possibly Causing Health Problems

When people are forced to move they are heavily stressed. That’s the finding in a new report co-authored by the Alameda County Health Department on the possible downsides of new money coming into old neighborhoods.

04/07/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

San Francisco Homeowner Warned By City To Remove Airbnb Listing

Is the City of San Francisco going after homeowners who are renting out their homes to vacationers? One San Francisco homeowner believes they are.

03/12/2014

This March 5, 2014 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC shows the splash page for the internet site AirPnP.com. based on the model of shared rooms homestay AirBnB that now offers the nearest toilet. The idea came from two natives from New Orleans, Max Gaudin and Travis Laurendine , who "know the problem well" (finding a toilet), especially during Mardi Gras and its famous parade in Louisiana. The idea is to connect people in need with people willing to share their bathroom with the same system of pictures and notes that mutual AirBnB(bed & breakfast). The number of available places largely concentrated in New Orleans is 30. There are also some 120 in Europe. Proposals often come from bars, sometimes offices or individuals, offering free or $5 USD for occupancy . The system is accessible on the internet , the application for smartphones still developing. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Pee For A Fee’ Business Connects Bursting Bladders With Tidy Toilets

A newly-launched peer-to-peer service aims to connect people who are desperate to find a decent bathroom with available places to go.

03/05/2014

(l-r) Supervisors Mark Farrell from District 2, Scott Wiener from District 8 and Jane Kim from District 6 are sworn in at a San Francisco City Hall, January 8, 2011.

Bill Would Force SF New Property Owners To Hold Buildings For 5 Years Before Evictions

A San Francisco state senator is introducing a bill on Monday where new property buyers in the city would be forced to own their buildings for five years before they could evict renters.

02/24/2014

Pitcher Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on August 3, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Lincecum Gets Big Win, Awarded $100,000 In Dispute With Ex-Landlord

Two time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum has won a settlement with a former landlord that sued him. The Chronicle is reporting the Giants pitcher has been awarded a $100 settlement from the former landlord.

02/21/2014

Inside look at co-working space Impact Hub Oakland (Impact Hub Oakland/Facebook)

Phil Matier: Oakland’s Identity Changing Amid Tech Boom

A new co-working space has opened in Oakland, as there are continued concerns about the crime rate and increasing rent costs throughout the city.

02/13/2014

Atmosphere outside the 2012 Crunchies Awards at Davies Symphony Hall. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for The Crunchies)

Activists Target San Francisco Tech Award Show With ‘Crappie’ Alternative

Activist groups Monday plan to protest a San Francisco tech awards show which gives out so-called ‘Crunchies’ by holding their own version – the ‘Crappies’ – to call attention to what they say are the negative effects of the tech influx.

02/10/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks during a press conference at the Alice Griffith housing project on August 31, 2011.

KCBS In Depth: Tommi Avicolli Mecca of SF’s Housing Rights Committee On The City’s Housing Crisis

Tommi Avicolli Mecca from San Francisco’s Housing Rights Committee addresses what she calls a housing emergency in the City, which includes; an “epidemic of evictions, scarce affordable housing, and the highest rents” in the country.

02/03/2014

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,874 other followers