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Local Rents Poised For Pandemic-Induced Drop May Trigger Even Worse Affordability CrisisEconomists predict market-rate rent will drop in the Bay Area, which sounds like good news to the rent-burdened region, but the drop will likely worsen the housing affordability crisis for years to come.
Coronavirus Pandemic Spawns Scams Surrounding Bay Area Apartment ListingsScams related to COVID-19 are on the rise, and in the Bay Area that means more fake apartment listings. 
Project Home: Bay Area Real Estate Market Chilled By Coronavirus Economic ImpactIt’s the spring selling season, which usually means home sales spike and excited prospective buyers spend their weekends jumping from open house to open house, but since the pandemic hit things have gone quiet.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco's Densely Populated Chinatown Struggles With Social DistancingOne of Chinatown's charms is it's bustle. The tight knit community is known for being just that, small and dense. During COVID-19 it's very essence is now it's greatest threat.
Homeless Pregnant Mother Helped Off Street By NonprofitWhen KPIX first met Erin Finafrock in November of 2019, she was homeless and pregnant sleeping in a tent in Oakland. Soon after, a nonprofit intervened and helped her get off the street, just in time for the surprise of her life.
Shelter-In-Place, Social Distancing Elusive For Thousands Of Bay Area Homeless During Coronavirus PandemicOn week four of a shelter-in-place order, tens of thousands of unhoused people in the Bay Area are still unable to do so. 
California Homeowners Wonder How To Pay Mortgage As Renters Withhold Payments Amid Coronavirus ShelteringMore than one million Californians have already filed for unemployment amid the coronavirus shelter-in-place order. That massive loss of income has many wondering how to pay bills that are due next week.
San Francisco Supervisor Personally Funds Hotel Rooms For Homeless During Shelter-In-Place20 hotel rooms at the Oasis Hotel are no longer sitting vacant during the coronavirus pandemic after dozens of homeless families officially moved in.
Evictions, Utility Shutoffs Continue In California During Coronavirus OutbreakLast week, the Bay Area received an order to shelter-in-place in the comfort of our own homes, which for many has been rather uncomfortable, especially if you’re now worried about how to pay for where you’re supposed to stay put.
Caltrans To Pay $1.3M To Homeless Who Lost Belongings In 'Bag And Tag' CleanupsIn a first of its kind settlement, Caltrans has agreed to pay $1.3 million to homeless residents who lost their belongings during encampment cleanup operations.
Elderly Residents of San Pablo Seniors Facility Face Eviction During Coronavirus CrisisMore than a dozen elderly residents of a San Pablo senior living facility are being evicted, hurled into a brutal Bay Area housing market at the height of the coronavirus outbreak
Nonprofits Worry Coronavirus Will Exacerbate The Housing CrisisWhen a novel coronavirus outbreak threatens to shut down schools in the Bay Area, it places even more pressure on those who are barely making ends meet.
Caltrain Adopts 30 Percent Affordable Housing PolicyPeninsula residents can expect to see more affordable housing built along the Caltrain corridor in the near future, that's a promise from the board of directors. Caltrain recently committed that for all future construction, 30 percent of the units built will be allocated for affordable housing.
San Francisco Church Properties Offered To Help Alleviate Housing CrisisOn hundreds of San Francisco streets, epic edifices are showing their age. Inside, Sunday gatherings are growing smaller while outside, the numbers of people seeking shelter are growing larger.
The Politics Of Housing: Critics Say Prop E Does The Opposite Of What It AdvertisesAffordable housing solutions for San Francisco have been far more difficult to agree upon. Proposition E is a perfect example of how political local housing measures have become.
'It’s A Disgrace': Newsom Dedicates State of the State Address to HomelessnessOrdinarily the State of the State is a time for the governor to reflect on California's successes, Gov. Gavin Newsom instead focused his address on where California is failing -- on homelessness and housing.
'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.

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PROJECT HOME: Pandemic-Induced Rent Drops May Trigger Even Worse Affordability CrisisPandemic-Induced Rent Drops May Trigger Even Worse Affordability Crisis
PROJECT HOME: Coronavirus Pandemic Spawns Scams Surrounding Bay Area Apartment ListingsCoronavirus Pandemic Spawns Scams Surrounding Bay Area Apartment Listings
PROJECT HOME: Local Real Estate Market Feeling The Effects Of The Coronavirus Economic ImpactLocal Real Estate Market Feeling The Effects Of The Coronavirus Economic Impact
PROJECT HOME: San Francisco's Densely Populated Chinatown Struggles With Social DistancingSan Francisco's Densely Populated Chinatown Struggles With Social Distancing
Homeless Pregnant Mother Receives Help From NonprofitWhen KPIX first met Erin Finafrock in November of 2019, she was homeless, pregnant and sleeping in a tent in Oakland. Soon after, a nonprofit intervened and helped her get off the street, just in time for the surprise of her life. Susie Steimle reports. (4-13-2020)
Shelter-In-Place, Social Distancing Elusive For Thousands Of Bay Area Homeless During Coronavirus PandemicOn week four of a shelter-in-place order, tens of thousands of unhoused people in the Bay Area are still unable to do so.  Susie Steimle reports. (4-6-2020)
California Homeowners Wonder How To Pay Mortgage As Renters Withhold Payments Amid Coronavirus ShelteringMore than one million Californians have already filed for unemployment amid the coronavirus shelter-in-place order. That massive loss of income has many wondering how to pay bills that are due next week. Susie Steimle reports. (3-30-2020)
San Francisco Supervisor Personally Funds Hotel Rooms For Homeless During Shelter-In-Place20 hotel rooms at the Oasis Hotel are no longer sitting vacant during the coronavirus pandemic after dozens of homeless families officially moved in. Susie Steimle reports. (3-24-2020)
Evictions, Utility Shutoffs Continue In California During Coronavirus OutbreakLast week, the Bay Area received an order to shelter-in-place in the comfort of our own homes, which for many has been rather uncomfortable, especially if you’re now worried about how to pay for where you’re supposed to stay put. Susie Steimle reports. (3-23-2020)
Caltrans To Pay $1.3M To Homeless Who Lost Belongings In 'Bag And Tag' CleanupsIn a first of its kind settlement, Caltrans has agreed to pay $1.3 million to homeless residents who lost their belongings during encampment cleanup operations. Susie Steimle reports. (3-16-2020)
Elderly Residents of San Pablo Seniors Facility Face Eviction During Coronavirus CrisisMore than a dozen elderly residents of a San Pablo senior living facility are being evicted, hurled into a brutal Bay Area housing market at the height of the coronavirus outbreak. Susie Steimle reports. (3-12-20)
Nonprofits Worry Coronavirus Will Exacerbate The Housing CrisisWhen a novel coronavirus outbreak threatens to shut down schools in the Bay Area, it places even more pressure on those who are barely making ends meet. Susie Steimle reports. (3-9-2020)
Caltrain Commits Portion Of All Future Land Toward Affordable HousingWhen it comes to the housing crisis, the Bay Area has been slow to put solutions in motion, but now Caltrain is on board with something big. Susie Steimle reports. (3-4-2020)
San Francisco Church Properties Offered To Help Alleviate Housing CrisisOn hundreds of San Francisco streets, epic edifices are showing their age. Inside, Sunday gatherings are growing smaller while outside, the numbers of people seeking shelter are growing larger. Susie Steimle reports. (3-2-2020)
The Politics Of Housing: Critics Say Prop E Does The Opposite Of What It AdvertisesAffordable housing solutions for San Francisco have been far more difficult to agree upon. Proposition E is a perfect example of how political local housing measures have become. Susie Steimle and Wilson Walker report. (2-26-2020)