'Too Smart To Rent?' SF Mortgage Lender's Ad Campaign Stokes Renter ResentmentA mortgage lender’s advertising campaign in San Francisco is striking a nerve with current renters.
Yelp Employee Fired After Letter To CEO Detailing Her Poverty StruggleAn employee for Yelp has been fired shortly after publishing an open letter to the head of the company detailing her daily struggle to pay for food and rent because of low wages.
SF Renter Says Landlord Is Raising Her Rent 400 Percent With $12,500 Security DepositA San Francisco renter posted online a letter she received from her landlord which raises her rent by 400 percent, and adds a 12,500 damages deposit to her lease in an effort to force her to leave.
KCBS Cover Story Series: Through the Roof – Solutions To SF’s Housing CrunchIn 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.
KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Rip-Offs, Cons Plague Bay Area Rental MarketIn 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.