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Rising Rents

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Jose Renters Get Help From City Over Skyrocketing Rent Complaints

The San Jose City Council has voted to almost double the budget of the rent arbitration panel. The action comes as rents continue to skyrocket and so do the complaints.

01/16/2014

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San Francisco Non-Profits May Get Rent Subsidies In Newly-Proposed Legislation

San Francisco non-profits being squeezed by rising commercial rents may soon be getting a bail out from the City with newly proposed legislation to subsidize their rent.

01/10/2014

A shuttle commonly known as a "Google Bus" arrives at a Muni bus stop in San Francisco to pick up commuters. (CBS)

San Francisco Proposes Rules For Tech Company Shuttles

Mayor Ed Lee announced an 18-month pilot program Monday that would allow commuter shuttles commonly known as “Google buses” to use 200 Muni bus stops throughout San Francisco to load and unload commuters, for a price.

01/06/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Ellis Act Evicts SF Renters

In part two of Doug Sovern’s ‘Through The Roof’ cover-story special he looks at how Ellis Act evictions lead to landlords converting their property into Tenants In Common units at the cost of those with rent-controlled apartments.

12/17/2013

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