San Jose is the most recent city to consider slapping a hotel tax on short-term rentals from websites like Airbnb, but the city maintains it’s not trying to discourage the “shared economy”.
Residents who rent their San Francisco spare room out to travelers on websites like Airbnb have reason to rejoice.
The 14 percent hotel tax is expected to net millions of dollars a year for the city of San Francisco.
Skyrocketing rental prices in the Bay Area, especially Silicon Valley, are showing no sign of easing up, according to a new survey.
A San Francisco-based car sharing service that hopes to compete with the rental car industry has announced a $25 million funding round.
Is the City of San Francisco going after homeowners who are renting out their homes to vacationers? One San Francisco homeowner believes they are.
In the fifth and final part of our special Cover Story Series, KCBS reporter Doug Sovern looks at several proposed solutions to the housing crunch, which all may take some time to make a difference as Bay Area rents and home prices keep rising.
In part four of the KCBS Cover Story Series, “Through the Roof,” Doug Sovern looks at some of the rip-offs and cons that have plagued Bay Area renters during the latest boom.
State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is bringing legislation to Sacramento which could change the Ellis Act—the provisional law that has been used as a method for tenant evictions in San Francisco.
Tenants advocates in San Francisco want the Board of Supervisors to do more about the number of evictions in the city.