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.
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.