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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.
Tiny Homes: A Movement Or A Solution To Homelessness?It’s a small but growing movement in the Bay Area: living tiny. Community leaders are increasingly deploying tiny homes to help the homeless.
Landlords Might Have To Disclose Finances To Raise RentLandlords in San Francisco might soon have to disclose their finances to raise their tenants' rent after the Rent Board Commission considered new regulations Tuesday night.
Corporate Rentals Move Into San Francisco’s Rent Controlled BuildingsIt’s an $18 billion industry in the United States and San Francisco is at the center of it. Short-term rental laws that were designed to preserve the city’s existing housing stock back in 2015 spurred growth for yet another tech disruptor.
Heart Transplant Patient Worries Her Affordable Housing Is Compromising Her HealthA woman who has been fighting heart failure her entire life is trying to survive in affordable housing, which she worries is compromising her health.
Sue The Suburbs: One Nonprofit’s Plan To Solve The Housing CrisisSonja Trauss, a self-proclaimed "YIMBY," has a plan to help solve the housing crisis: she’s suing the suburbs.
Their Apartments Became Condos, Now They're Being EvictedTwo families in East Oakland are facing eviction because their rent-controlled apartments were turned into condos, or at least that’s what their landlord says happened.
Elderly And Low-Income Tenants Forced To Pay Landlord's MortgageElderly tenants living on a fixed income in San Francisco are paying the mortgage of the city’s largest landlord, and they say it’s getting to be too expensive.
Affordable Housing Developer Makes Apartments Unaffordable For ManyTenants in Antioch and Hayward say an affordable housing developer is making their apartment complexes unaffordable.
Effects Of Housing Crisis, Homelessness Permeate State Of Living In The Bay AreaThe housing crisis has crept its way into every corner of life in California.

Video Reports

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)
Pregnant Homeless Women Struggle On Bay Area StreetsSusie Steimle report on difficulty pregnant homeless women have getting into housing programs in the Bay Area (11-25-2019)
CA 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. Susie Steimle reports. (11-20-2019)
Dozens Say Taxpayer-Funded Housing Program Put Them Back On The StreetBay 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. Susie Steimle reports. (11-18-2019)
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. Susie Steimle reports. (11-13-2019)
Homeowners In Fire Zones Lose Insurance CoverageAs fires ravage California each year, more homeowners are at risk of losing their insurance, making it a struggle for them to find and maintain affordable rates. Susie Steimle reports. (11-11-2019)
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. Susie Steimle reports. (11-6-2019)
UCSF Researchers Focus On 'Aging Into Homelessness' In Bay AreaMore people than ever before are "aging into homelessness." Right now, more than half of the Bay Area homeless population is over the age of 50. Susie Steimle reports. (11-4-2019)