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Local Documentary Filmmaker Tackles Homelessness in New Streaming SeriesDon Hardy, an East Bay filmmaker, is tackling a timely topic of particular concern to Northern Californians: homelessness.
Oakland Spends Homekey Funds On Single Family Homes For HomelessThe goal of a new $10 million housing plan in Oakland is to create homes for people pushed into homelessness. It’s called Project Reclamation.
Project Home: 'Big Wave' Community To House Special Needs Adults In Half Moon Bay After Decades-Long BattleAfter two decades of public pushback, a community for developmentally disabled adults is finally being built in Half Moon Bay.
Project Home: Small Bay Area Landlords Warn Of Evictions Without Federal HelpThey’re urging lawmakers to give their tenants cash or rental vouchers so they don’t have to push people out.
Project Home: San Francisco Passes 'Long Overdue' Ordinance Requiring Landlords To Report VacanciesAmid a surge of vacancies in San Francisco’s apartment stock, a new law will allow the city to track just how many units are sitting empty.
Project Home: Sidewalks Sinking In San Francisco's Mission Bay NeighborhoodAccording to one expert, the ground in san Francisco's Mission Bay is sinking faster than originally predicted and repaving makes it worse.
Project Home: Bay Area Communities Grapple With Lack Of Local Control Under Project HomekeyProject Homekey is the most aggressive action California has ever taken toward ending homelessness, and it's leading to lawsuits in communities across the state.
Project Home: Neighbors Of San Francisco Shelter-In-Place Hotels Complain Of Increased CrimeThe city program directing $10 million a month to house homeless people in hotels is leading to increased crime in the form of shootings and break-ins, according to neighbors.
Economists Say Low-Income Renters Are Experiencing a 'She-Cession'High housing costs in the Bay Area plus a lack of child care are forcing low-income moms to make tough choices.
BIPOC Trans Artists At Odds With Non-Profit Over Future Of SF's Red Victorian HotelArtists on Haight Street have found an unusual way to try to save their housing -- a weekly drag show. Large crowds are fanning out in front of The Red Victorian every Saturday night, but the real drama is what’s taking place off-stage.
Property Tax Break Swap; California Prop 19 Means Different Things To Different HomeownersOn the ballot this year is a proposition that says it will help wildfire victims and change state property tax policy.
Seniors At San Francisco's Midtown Park Apartments Prevail In Longest Standing Rent Strike Against CityThe longest-running rent strike in San Francisco has come to a close, as tenants at Midtown Park Apartments won their battle against the city.
Prop. 21: Rent Control Returns To California Ballot Amid Pandemic, Presidential RaceRent control could be expanded statewide if voters approve Proposition 21.
Richmond Creates Affordable Homes From Abandoned HousesWith the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, many wonder why abandoned buildings aren’t being used to house people. The city of Richmond is now doing just that.
Affordable Housing Advocates Question Safety Of San Francisco SROs Amid COVID-19 CrisisIt’s one of the oldest forms of affordable housing in San Francisco, SROs, short for single room occupancy hotels. Now, the very people who fought to preserve this housing of last resort are calling it dangerous. 
San Francisco Company Offers Rent Guarantee to Small LandlordsSay you're a landlord and you could guarantee that, if your tenant doesn’t pay rent, you don’t lose money? Zumper, an online rental platform, is launching a first-of-its-kind rent guarantee program aimed at doing just that.
Battle For Suburban Votes Take Ominous Tone In 2020 Presidential ElectionThe suburbs have become a huge point of contention ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
State Housing Mandate Doubles What Bay Area Needs to BuildThe Bay Area has a new assignment from the state: build nearly 450,000 homes in the next eight years or risk losing control over where they go.
Thousands Of Below Market Rate Housing Units Disappearing, Putting Seniors At RiskAffordable housing in California, already an extremely rare commodity, will likely become even more rare in the next decade.
Landlords Receive Millions In COVID-19 Relief While Quarantined Students Forced To Pay For Vacant ApartmentsAs the coronavirus pandemic closes college campuses across the country, students -- and their parents -- are still stuck paying rent for vacant apartments even as many of those property owners receive pandemic assistance.
Millions Of College Students Stuck In Pre-Pandemic LeasesAs classes go online at colleges across the Bay Area for the fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students who are unable to return to campus say they still have to pay for the apartments they secured before the coronavirus hit.
Tenants Face Imminent Evictions If State Lawmakers Don't Act QuicklyThe clock is running out on eviction protections for tenants in California, with the current statewide moratorium set to expire on August 14th.
Eviction Moratorium Poses Nightmare Scenario For Small LandlordA Fremont landlord recently found out his property was being illegally rented out on Airbnb but state and local eviction moratoriums are preventing him from getting his house back.
Family of Five Facing Eviction Despite Statewide Eviction MoratoriumDespite a statewide eviction moratorium, Jim Walker, his wife and their three children are at risk of losing their rent controlled home of 30 years. In May, they received a notice to vacate by August 20.
Project Home: Neighbors Angered As East Bay Homes Are Being Turned Into Treatment Centers Most of us are working from home now, but one company is buying homes and turning them into businesses in the East Bay. A substance abuse treatment facility has purchased three homes in the past year and plans to run centers for troubled teens inside.
State Push To Get Homeless Into Trailers Yields Mixed ResultsHundreds of homeless seniors are off the streets of the Bay Area and into trailers this summer. The state announced back in January that it would donate the trailers, that are usually on standby for emergencies, to help house the homeless.
Local Startup Helps Bay Area Teachers Buy HomesWhile lack of affordable housing is the number one reason many educators leave the Bay Area, one local startup is hoping to help with that problem.
Short-Term Rental Company Suing San Francisco Developer To Get Out Of LeaseA controversial short-term rental company is engaging in a fight with a San Francisco real estate developer. Sonder wants to break its lease on a Market Street apartment building, blaming the city's moratorium on evictions for lost revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Residents, Developers Spar Over West Side San Francisco Housing ProjectsThe Sunset and Richmond districts on the west side of San Francisco have become the new frontier for housing developers.

Video Reports

Local Documentary Filmmaker Tackles Homelessness in New Streaming SeriesDon Hardy, an East Bay filmmaker, is tackling a timely topic of particular concern to Northern Californians: homelessness. Susie Steimle reports. (1-7-21)
PROJECT HOME: SF Shelter In Place Hotel Program Extended Through MarchSF Shelter In Place Hotel Program Extended Through March
Oakland Rehousing Homeless People With 'Project Reclamation'The goal of a new $10 million housing plan in Oakland is to create homes for people pushed into homelessness. Project Home's Susie Steimle reports on the launch of 'Project Reclamation.'
Project Home: 'Big Wave' Community To House Special Needs Adults In Half Moon Bay After Decades-Long BattleAfter two decades of public pushback, a community for developmentally disabled adults is finally being built in Half Moon Bay. Susie Steimle reports. (12/16/20)
Project Home: Small Bay Area Landlords Warn Of Evictions Without Federal HelpSmall landlords said they’ve reached a breaking point. Susie Steimle reports. (12/9/20)
Sidewalks Sinking Fast In SF's Mission Bay NeighborhoodThe sidewalks are sinking fast in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood. Susie Steimle tells us why fixing them is actually making it worse.
Project Home: Bay Area Communities Grapple With Lack Of Local Control Under Project HomekeySusie Steimle reports on Milpitas residents making moves to keep motel from becoming a Project Homekey homeless shelter (11-19-2020)
Project Home: Neighbors Of San Francisco Shelter-In-Place Hotels Complain Of Increased CrimeThe city program directing $10 million a month to house homeless people in hotels is leading to increased crime in the form of shootings and break-ins, according to neighbors. Susie Steimle reports. (11/11/20)
Economists Say Low-Income Renters Are Experiencing a 'She-Cession'High housing costs in the Bay Area plus a lack of child care are forcing low-income moms to make tough choices. Susie Steimle reports. (10-29-20)
SF's Red Victorian At Center Of Housing Dispute With BIPOC Trans ArtistsSan Francisco's Red Victorian is at the center of a housing dispute between the BIPOC trans artists who live there, and a non-profit that wants them to to move. Susie Steimle talked to both sides.
California Prop 19 Means Different Things to Different HomeownersOn the ballot this year is a proposition that says it will help wildfire victims and change state property tax policy. Susie Steimle reports. (10-23-20)
Project Home: Help Arrives For Elderly Tenants At Risk Of Being HomelessSusie Stiemle updates a story about some elderly tenants in below-market rate housing, who were at risk of becoming homeless. The city is going to help them, but it may be just a temporary band-aid.
Richmond Creates Affordable Homes From Abandoned HousesWith the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, many wonder why abandoned buildings aren’t being used to house people. The city of Richmond is now doing just that. Susie Steimle reports. (10-1-20)
San Francisco Company Offers Rent Guarantee to Small LandlordsSay you're a landlord and you could guarantee that, if your tenant doesn’t pay rent, you don’t lose money? Zumper, an online rental platform, is launching a first-of-its-kind rent guarantee program aimed at doing just that.Susie Steimle reports. (9-24-20)
State Housing Mandate Doubles What Bay Area Needs to BuildThe Bay Area has a new assignment from the state: build nearly 450,000 homes in the next eight years or risk losing control over where they go. Susie Steimle reports. (9-10-20)