Converted Warehouses Lifeblood Of Oakland Art SceneMayor Libby Schaaf has vowed to come up with a plan to preserve and protect artist live/work spaces in Oakland in the wake of the deadly Ghost Ship fire.
Oakland Artist Says Rising Rents Not Responsible For Conditions At Ghost ShipFollowing Friday night’s fatal fire there has been a lot of talk about how rising rents have forced some artists to live in unsafe conditions if they want to stay in the Bay Area, but one artist isn’t buying it.
Union Square's Skyrocketing Rents Pushing Out Some Of Its Biggest RetailersSan Francisco’s Union Square has faced a number of problems over the years, from traffic, parking, homeless, and construction.
Santa Rosa Enacts Rent Control After City Council Votes 4-2The biggest city in the wine country is the latest to enact rent control.
High Cost Of Living Puts Napa Valley College Out Of Reach For Many StudentsSoaring rents and home prices are keeping potential students away from Napa Valley College because they can’t afford to live there.
Oakland Beats San Francisco For Growth In Rental, Home PricesSan Francisco housing prices are high, but the fastest rate of growth in both rents and purchase prices is in Oakland.
Rent Drops Slightly For San Francisco ApartmentsSan Francisco’s outrageous rents may be dipping, according to a new report.
One Of San Francisco's Oldest Gay Bars May Be Closing After Rent TriplesOne of San Francisco’s oldest gay bars could be closing up shop.
Housing Advocates See Bitter Side Of New Rent-Bidding Startup RentberryUp until now it has been a blind bid when you're trying to rent out an apartment, but the website Rentberry wants to make it all public.
Pending Ordinance To Cap San Jose Rent Triggers Wave Of Rent IncreasesSan Jose has approved a 5 percent cap on rent hikes to take effect in the fall, but that delay may be having unintended consequences.
Rent-Controlled SF Tenants Saved When Land Trust Buys BuildingA community land trust has bought another San Francisco apartment building, using a new tactic to try and save affordable housing from the red-hot pace of development.
SF-Style Rent Control Spreads Across Bay AreaTenant demand for protections is shifting to the suburbs in the Bay Area as priced-out workers flee to bedroom communities in search of cheaper dwellings.

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