Say 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.Susie Steimle reports. (9-24-20)
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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.Susie Steimle reports. (9-24-20)
Plans Unveiled for Development Around Future Downtown San Jose BART StationPlans unveiled by the VTA and London-based design firm Foster Partners show how a future downtown San Jose BART station could spur a densely-packed development around it. Len Ramirez reports. (9-20-20)
Low-Income, Self-Help Workers in St. Helena Build Their Own HomesA self-help housing project in St. Helena is building homes for lower-income families in one of the most expensive communities in the Bay Area. (9-19-20) More info: OurTownStHelena.org/projects
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. Susie Steimle reports. (9-10-20)
Landlords Receive Gov't Relief as Quarantined Students Are 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. Susie Steimle reports. (9-3-20)
New State Bill Would Extend Evictions Moratorium 5 MonthsA newly-proposed bill would temporarily protect people from COVID-related evictions until February of 2021. Gov. Newsom considers it a compromise bill to help tenants while balancing the impact on landlords. Betty Yu reports. (8-28-20)
Santa Clara County Outlines Ambitious Plan to End HomelessnessThe largest county in the Bay Area unveiled its boldest and most aggressive plan to end homelessness following success in reaching its 2015 goal to shelter the vulnerable population. Maria Medina reports. (8-13-20)
Treasure Island Housing Opened for Women Who Slayed Their AbusersIt's believed to be a first in the state: housing for domestic-violence survivors who served prison terms for killing their abusers. Sharon Chin reports from Treasure Island. (8-13-20)
Time Running Out On Eviction Protections For Tenants In CaliforniaThe clock is ticking down on eviction protections for tenants in California with the statewide moratorium set to expire on Friday. Susie Steimle gets perspectives from a tenant and a landlord.
Extension of Evictions Moratorium in South Bay to Be ConsideredThere's a push in Santa Clara County to extend the eviction moratorium but opponents say: not so fast. Devin Fehely reports. (8-10-20)
Project Home: Eviction Moratorium Prevents Landlord From Evicting Tenant Using His Home As AirbnbA Fremont landlord was shocked to find out his tenant was illegally renting his property on Airbnb, but as Susie Steimle reports, state and local COVID-19 eviction moratoriums prevent him from doing anything about it.
Bay Area Rent Prices Deflate as Pandemic RagesThe economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has caused the Bay Area's once skyrocketing rental housing market to come back to earth. Devin Fehely reports. (8-3-20)
Residents Cry Foul After Treatment Center Buys Pricey Homes in Quiet East Bay NeighborhoodsA substance abuse treatment facility is buying up houses and turning them into centers for troubled teens in the East Bay. Neighbors say the whole process was deliberately kept secret. Susie Steimle reports. (7-31-20)
San Francisco Tenderloin Cleanup Effort Pushes Homeless Into Outlying NeighborhoodsSan Francisco has launched an effort to clear homeless encampments in the Tenderloin District but, as Wilson Walker reports, that has made the problem worse in other neighborhoods. (7-30-20)
SF Rental Prices Dropping Due To Decreased Demand During PandemicRent prices are dropping in San Francisco while the suburbs remain steady. The City is still the priciest place for renters, but that may not be the case for long.
Local Startup Helps Bay Area Teachers Buy HomesWhile lack of affordable housing is the number one reason many educators leave the Bay Area, one local startup is hoping to help with that problem. Susie Steimle reports. (7-23-20)
Residents, Developers Spar Over West Side San Francisco Housing ProjectsThe Sunset and Richmond districts on the west side of San Francisco have become the new frontier for housing developers. Susie Steimle reports. (7-16-20)
Steph Curry Helps Oakland Man Stay in His 'Warriors House'Stephen Curry and Dub Nation are stepping up to help a superfan from losing his Oakland "Warriors House" to foreclosure. (7-10-20)
San Francisco Renters Break Leases, Flee CityA survey from the San Francisco Apartment Association found that 7.5% of renters have broken their lease over the last three months. Kenny Choi reports. (6-18-20)
Pandemic Triple-Whammy Nearly Costs South Bay Health Worker Her HomeThroughout the pandemic, we've seen health care workers protest a lack of PPE. millions file for unemployment and heard from families who worry they might lose their home. One South Bay woman suffered all three of these hardships. Susie Steimle reports. (6-8-20)
Business Owners Eager to Get Back to Work With Lockdown Rules Set to Ease MondaySix Bay Area counties will allow construction projects, real estate transactions and some other businesses to resume operations with certain conditions on Monday, John Ramos reports. (5-3-20)
Planned May 1 Rent Strike Could Be Largest in DecadesKPIX 5's Da Lin reports from the East Bay where many renters are planning to join a nationwide rent strike on Friday. (4-30-20)
CA Inks Deal With Motel 6 To House Homeless During COVID-19 PandemicGovernor Newsom announced a plan to protect the state's homeless people during and beyond the pandemic. Wilson Walker reports on California's new deal with Motel 6.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Issues Statewide Moratorium On Evictions Until May 31Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday issued an executive order temporarily banning eviction of renters statewide due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.