Santa Clara Co. Lawmakers Consider Extending Eviction Moratorium Through September 30The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will discuss plans to extend its current eviction moratorium through September 30, providing broad protections for residential and commercial tenants suffering from the economic fallout of COVID-19.
San Mateo Co. Supes Approve $5 Million in Assistance For Renters, LandlordsSan Mateo County supervisors on Tuesday approved allocating up to $5 million in federal funds to provide support to renters and property owners adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
SF Judge Denies Property Owners’ Legal Challenge To Overturn Eviction BanA San Francisco judge on Monday denied a legal challenge brought on by property owners looking to block a new San Francisco law prohibiting landlords from evicting or imposing late fees on tenants who can't pay because of COVID-19.
In Bay Area's COVID-19 Rental Market Renters Suddenly Have More Negotiating PowerThe economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has caused the Bay Area's once skyrocketing rental housing market to come back to Earth.
Marin County Supes Extend Eviction Moratorium Through September 30The Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended a county eviction moratorium for the fourth time for residents economically suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.
San Francisco Weighs Permanent COVID-19 Eviction ProtectionsCity officials in San Francisco are considering extending eviction protections that were put in place during COVID-19 indefinitely.
Landlords Face Ethics Of Public Safety Vs. Personal Privacy When Tenants Test Positive For CoronavirusDo tenants have the right to know if someone in their building tested positive? Can landlords demand an infected person to tell them?
Cheesecake Factory Tells Landlords It Won't Be Able To Pay April Rent Amid Cornavirus UncertaintyThe Cheesecake Factory won't be able to pay its April rent at its nearly 300 locations.
Coronavirus Update: Alameda, Santa Clara, Marin Counties Approve Temporary Eviction MoratoriumGiving a break to renters during the coronavirus outbreak, Alameda, Marin and Santa Clara counties on Tuesday approved temporary moratoriums on evictions because of circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Oakland Weighs Ban On Criminal Background Checks For Prospective TenantsOn Tuesday night, the city of Oakland is considering a new ordinance that would ban landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants.
SF Supervisor Proposes Protecting Tenants By Tightening Landlord Buyout RegulationsIn a bid to tackle the city's housing crisis, San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen is proposing legislation to tighten buyout regulations for landlords.
California May Soon Pass Statewide Rent Control BillGovernor Gavin Newsom reached an agreement with large landlord and tenant advocacy groups to advance a rent control bill.
Milpitas City Council Rejects 2 Rent Protection ProposalsTwo proposals that were expected to protect renters in Milpitas were rejected by city council members Tuesday night.
Hayward Passes Emergency Ordinance To Protect RentersEffective immediately, landlords can no longer evict tenants without cause in Hayward.
San Francisco Unveils Plan To Help Reduce Storefront VacanciesFaced with a spike in the number of empty storefronts in San Francisco, Mayor London Breed is vowing to cut the costs and the red tape for businesses to open new retail locations in the city’s neighborhoods.