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San Francisco Apartment From Hell: Tenants Sue Landlord Over Sewage In Sinks, Blood-Stained Walls

Home is where their hell is — that’s what tenants of a South of Market apartment building are trying to illustrate in a lawsuit that alleges a bevy of terrible living conditions despite paying market-rate rents.

04/16/2015

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Proposes 120-Day Cap On Airbnb Rentals

Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco is seeking additional regulations on short-term rentals in the city, proposing that residents can’t rent out their homes or rooms on Airbnb and other sites for more than 120 days a year.

04/14/2015

SF apartment rentals on Craigslist. (CBS)

Think Bay Area Rent Is High? Rents Are Rising Everywhere Faster Than Inflation, Experts Say It’s Going To Get Worse

The average U.S. rent has climbed 14% to $1,124 since 2010. That’s four percentage points faster than inflation, and more than double the rise in U.S. home prices over the same period.

04/14/2015

Antioch School Board candidate Jeff Belle (CBS)

Troubled East Bay School Board Member Being Evicted For 3rd Time Since 2009

Trouble seems be following Contra Costa County School Board Trustee Jeff Belle, who is being evicted on top of having police called on him over the weekend after an alleged domestic violence incident.

04/08/2015

YouTube parody about San Francisco housing challenges (Photo from Chris Severn's YouTube video)

YouTube Parody Video Is Final Hope For Pair Unable To Find SF Housing

Faced with square footages in the triple digits with rents approaching five digits, a pair of health care consultants grabbed a banjo, a video camera and some kitschy lyrics and uploaded the result YouTube to lament and possibly land a sweet new pad.

04/08/2015

Jeff Samardzija of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Houston Astros in the third inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Noah Graham/Getty Images)

Former A’s Pitcher Jeff Samardzija – ‘No Chance’ To $7,500 A Month Rent In San Francisco

After being traded to the Oakland A’s last year, Samardzija stayed in hotels, rather than renting a spot in the Bay Area.

04/08/2015

Mission District Fire

Rise In Mission District Fires Spark Arson Suspicions Among Housing Rights Activists

A spike in San Francisco apartment fires is causing housing rights activists to become suspicious of landlords trying to push out lower-income tenants.

04/02/2015

Protest over San Francisco artist tenant evictions (Margie Shafer/CBS)

San Francisco Artists’ Protest Eviction Notice From Market Street Space

Artist tenants in a mid-Market area building have been given a 30 day eviction notice. But they’re not going without a fight.

03/26/2015

Jeffrey's Toys in San Francisco. (CBS)

Famed San Francisco Toy Store To Close After Landlord Raises Rent To $40,000 A Month

One of the last toy stores in San Francisco is the latest victim of exploding rents. After receiving a letter from their landlord demanding a big increase, Jeffrey’s Toys on Market Street will shut down.

03/24/2015

Deb Follingstad, who lives in San Francisco's Bernal Heights, is facing a rent increase of more than $6,700. (CBS)

San Francisco Woman Facing $6,700 Rent Increase Posted Apartment On Airbnb

A woman in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights who went public after her landlord raised her rent by $6,700 a month is under fire for offering her rent-controlled apartment unit on Airbnb.

03/17/2015

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