Court Upholds $2.7M Award Against San Francisco Landlord Once Described As 'Ruthless Predator'A San Francisco landlord once described as a “ruthless predator" who allegedly tried to drive tenants out of a rent-controlled unit must pay them $2.7 million, a state appeals court ruled.
Project Home: Small Bay Area Landlords Keep Properties Vacant Because of Rent ControlVacancy rates are well into the double digits in cities across the Bay Area, but some small property owners say rent control has led them to keep some apartments empty rather than drop rent prices.
California Propositions: Voters Reject Measure To Expand Statewide Rent Control; Opponents Claimed Prop 21 Would 'Worsen State's Housing Crisis' There has been no bigger issue in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the state since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic than rent control. On Tuesday, voters soundly rejected a state ballot measure that have would let local officials expand those protections.
Prop 21: California Voters Reject Measure To Expand Rent ControlVoters have rejected a measure that would have let California cities expand rent control. Proposition 21 would have let cities limit rent hikes on properties that are more than 15 years old.
Prop. 21: Rent Control Returns To California Ballot Amid Pandemic, Presidential RaceRent control could be expanded statewide if voters approve Proposition 21.
California’s Prop 21 Would Let Cities Expand Rent ControlCalifornians will vote on whether to let cities expand rent control as the state grapples with soaring housing costs and a dire need for more home construction.
California's Prop 21 Would Let Cities Expand Rent ControlCalifornians will vote on whether to let cities expand rent control as the state grapples with soaring housing costs and a dire need for more home construction.
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.
Speaker Pelosi Calls on SF Corporate Landlord Veritas to Return $3.6 Million PPP LoanHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) is calling on Veritas, one of the city's largest corporate landlords, to return its $3.6 million small-business loan.
Mountain View Rent Control Measure D Stirs Heated DebateThe battle over rent control in Mountain View is heating up as city officials try to define what is fair for renters and landlords.
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.
Developers, Housing Advocates At Odds Over Plan For More Affordable Homes In San JoseAffordable housing advocates and property owners have attacked a plan the San Jose City Council is considering to spur renovation and new development of rent-controlled properties.
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.
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.
California Lawmakers Approve AB 1482, Cap On Rent IncreasesCalifornia lawmakers sent Gov. Gavin Newsom legislation Wednesday capping rent increases as the nation's most populous state struggles with an affordable housing and a homelessness crisis.