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.