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'It's A Disgrace'; Gov. Newsom Dedicates State Of The State Address To HomelessnessCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday morning said he would focus on solving the state's growing homeless and housing issues during his state of the state address.
Headshots For The Homeless: Photographer Helps Clients See New Self WorthA Bay Area photographer has given away thousands of free headshots to homeless clients and she says the project hasn't only changed her life, but has also helped her subjects see themselves in a different light.
Small San Francisco Landlords Say Legalizing ADU's Is A Catch 222020 has been dubbed the year of the ADU, as new laws are making it easier to build accessory dwelling units, often called in-law units or granny flats.
Study Finds Cash Transfers To Poor Have Positive Ripple EffectA new study carried out in rural Kenya shows giving cash to the poor is the best way to help someone break the cycle of poverty; a study that could have implications for action in the Bay Area.  
Berkeley's Only Youth Homeless Shelter At Risk Of ClosingIt is the city of Berkeley's only youth homeless shelter and its future is in jeopardy.
Questions Surround Non-Profit's Efforts To Provide RVs To Bay Area HomelessCould trailers be a new temporary fix for California's growing homelessness crisis? Some people tell KPIX one local company offered them deals that were too good to be true.
Wayward Blogger Loses Her Job And Finds A CareerIf life really is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it, then Kristin Hanes could teach us all a thing or two about the art of the comeback.
SF Supervisors Call For Corporate Landlord Veritas To Delay Sale Of 76 BuildingsSan Francisco Supervisors are asking the city's largest corporate landlord, Veritas Investments, to hit the pause button on selling dozens of buildings.
Supervisor Dean Preston Plans To Shake Up Housing Policy In San FranciscoJust when you thought San Francisco couldn't lean any further to the left politically, voters elected Dean Preston, a democratic socialist, to the Board of Supervisors.
Oakland Launches Homelessness AuditAn audit of homelessness services looks to determine just how many encampments there are and if clearing them is the best use of public money.
The Hottest Housing Bill Explained: A Closer Look At SB50State Senator Scott Weiner’s controversial Senate Bill 50 been called the hottest housing bill of last year's legislative session and it will either live or die in the next three weeks.
Expert: Homelessness Disproportionately Impacts Black And LGBTQ YouthThere is a hidden homeless population, often by design: street kids. When children end up homeless, it’s usually because someone in their life dropped the ball. A UC Berkeley professor says it’s up to society to pick them up.
Client Had Described Berkeley Navigation Center As 'Dangerous and Deplorable'James Wood says he was so afraid, he cried the first night he stayed in Berkeley’s STAIR navigation center.
A Housing Solution Success Story: Nonprofits Buy Buildings To Prevent DisplacementIt’s a San Francisco success story: nonprofits are increasingly buying buildings citywide to prevent displacement of rent controlled tenants.
'Curbside Communities': Settling The Last FrontierThey’re commonly referred to as homeless encampments, but Mavin Carter-Griffin would prefer you call them “curbside communities.”
Activists Take Over San Francisco Mayor's Office Seeking Affordable Senior HousingMore than 100 demonstrators, many of them senior citizens, crowded into Mayor London Breed’s office Wednesday, saying they wouldn’t leave until she agreed to meet with them.
Permanent Mailing Address Service Provides Window Of Opportunity For HomelessOne nonprofit is providing mailing addresses for the homeless in San Jose and it’s helping some of them find permanent housing.
Pregnant Homeless Women Struggle To Find Shelter On Bay Area Streets"Homeless" and "pregnant" are two words that shouldn't go together, but sadly they often do. They describe a portion of the homeless population that is hidden by design.
State Insurance Commissioner Demands Action From Companies Over Wildfire Non-RenewalsThe state insurance commissioner is taking action after a KPIX report revealed thousands of homeowners in high-risk fire areas are losing their insurance coverage.
Dozens Say Taxpayer-Funded Housing Program Isn't WorkingBay Area Community Services (BACS) is the largest housing solutions program in the Bay Area and it's largely funded by tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. But dozens of people say they're back out on the street because of BACS.
Mother And Son Kicked Out Of Homeless Shelter For Mental Health OutburstA mother and her son were on a waitlist for a homeless shelter for 18 months and once they got in, they were kicked out eight months later due to a mental health outburst.
Homeowners In Fire Zones Lose Insurance CoverageAs fires ravage California each year, more homeowners are at risk of losing their insurance.
Small Property Owners Want To Continue Raising Rents To Pay Off Their DebtSmall property owners showed up in droves to the Rent Board this week to debate whether landlords should be required to disclose their finances to pass along any debt. Currently, they don’t have to, and tenants want that to change.
UCSF Researchers Focus On 'Aging Into Homelessness' In Bay AreaAt a time when most of his peers are collecting their pensions, Earl Pratt is collecting cans. At 57 years old, he's homeless for the first time in his life.
Affordable Housing At The Ballot Box: More Politics Than Progress?Politicians in San Francisco say Propositions A and E will have a significant impact on the city’s ability to build much needed affordable housing, but even some supporters say Prop E is overhyped.
San Francisco Landlord Agrees To Stop Passthrough Rent Increases On TenantsA fight between rent controlled tenants and San Francisco’s largest landlord has reached a truce.
Low Income Seniors At Risk Of Homelessness In NovatoMore than 100 low income senior citizens living in affordable housing in Novato are worried they’re being priced out.
Vallco Redevelopment Battle In Cupertino Highlights Barriers To Building Homes In The Bay AreaThe Bay Area earned a new title this year: the region is officially the most expensive place to build in the world.
Teachers Become Super-Commuters To Work In San FranciscoMost people have that one teacher who changed the course of their life forever, but increasingly, students in the Bay Area are losing the opportunity to have that kind of relationship with an educator.

Video Reports

Headshots For The Homeless: Photographer Helps Clients See New Self WorthA Bay Area photographer has given away thousands of free headshots to homeless clients and she says the project hasn't only changed her life, but has also helped her subjects see themselves in a different light. Susie Steimle reports. (2-12-2020)
Small San Francisco Landlords Say Legalizing ADU's Is A Catch 22Susie Steimle reports on challenges landlords in SF with accessory dwelling units are facing (2-10-2020)
Study In Kenya Finds Giving Cash To Those In Need Has Positive Ripple EffectSusie Steimle reports on study based in Kenya that indicates providing cash to poor families provided wide benefit (2-5-2020)
Berkeley's Only Youth Homeless Shelter At Risk Of ClosingSusie Steimle reports on non-profit struggling to find new home for Berkeley homeless youth shelter (2-3-2020)
Wayward Blogger Loses Her Job And Finds A CareerAfter losing her job and worrying about rent, Kristin Hanes was almost a victim of the housing affordability crisis in the Bay Area. Instead, she turned her misfortune into fortune. Susie Steimle reports. (1-27-2020)
SF Supervisors Ask Corporate Landlord Veritas To Delay Selling 76 BuildingsSan Francisco supervisors are calling on the city's largest corporate landlord, Veritas Investments, to hit pause on selling dozens of buildings. Susie Steimle reports. (1-27-2020)
Supervisor Dean Preston Plans To Shake Up Housing Policy In San FranciscoJust when you thought San Francisco couldn't lean any further to the left politically, voters elected Dean Preston, a democratic socialist, to the Board of Supervisors. Susie Steimle reports. (1-15-2020)
Oakland Launches Homelessness AuditAn audit of homelessness services looks to determine just how many encampments there are and if clearing them is the best use of public money. Susie Steimle reports. (1-13-2020)
The Hottest Housing Bill Explained: A Closer Look At SB50State Senator Scott Weiner’s controversial Senate Bill 50 been called the hottest housing bill of last year's legislative session and it will either live or die in the next three weeks. Susie Steimle reports. (1-8-2020)
Expert: Homelessness Disproportionately Impacts Black And LGBTQ YouthThere is hidden homeless population, often by design: street kids. When children end up homeless it’s usually because someone in their life dropped the ball. A UC Berkeley professor says it’s up to society to pick them up. Susie Steimle reports. (1-6-2020)
Full Interview With BACS Executive Director Jamie AlmanzaKPIX 5 reporter Susie Steimle interviews BACS Executive Director Jamie Almanza about the non-profit's operations (12-19-2019)
A Housing Solution Success Story: Nonprofits Buy Buildings To Prevent DisplacementIt’s a San Francisco success story: nonprofits are increasingly buying buildings citywide to prevent displacement of rent controlled tenants. Susie Steimle reports. (12-11-2019)
'Curbside Communities': Settling The Last FrontierThey’re commonly referred to as homeless encampments, but Mavin Carter-Griffin would prefer you call them “curbside communities.” Susie Steimle reports. (12-9-2019)
Activists Take Over San Francisco Mayor's Office Seeking Affordable Senior HousingMore than 100 demonstrators, many of them senior citizens, crowded into Mayor London Breed’s office Wednesday, saying they wouldn’t leave until she agreed to meet with them. Susie Steimle reports. (12-4-2019)
Permanent Mailing Address Service Provides Window Of Opportunity For HomelessIt's something most of us have that we take for granted: a mailing address. One nonprofit is providing mailing addresses for the homeless in San Jose and it’s helping some of them find permanent housing. Susie Steimle reports. (12-2-2019)