In a first of its kind settlement, Caltrans has agreed to pay $1.3 million to homeless residents who lost their belongings during encampment cleanup operations. Susie Steimle reports. (3-16-2020)
Project Home: Proposed Tax On Large Corporations Seeks To Address California Homelessness CrisisA proposal introduced in California's legislature seeks to address California's worsening homelessness crisis by taxing large corporations. Susie Steimle reports. (1/13/21)
Local Documentary Filmmaker Tackles Homelessness in New Streaming SeriesDon Hardy, an East Bay filmmaker, is tackling a timely topic of particular concern to Northern Californians: homelessness. Susie Steimle reports. (1-7-21)
PROJECT HOME: SF Shelter In Place Hotel Program Extended Through MarchSF Shelter In Place Hotel Program Extended Through March
Oakland Rehousing Homeless People With 'Project Reclamation'The goal of a new $10 million housing plan in Oakland is to create homes for people pushed into homelessness. Project Home's Susie Steimle reports on the launch of 'Project Reclamation.'
Project Home: 'Big Wave' Community To House Special Needs Adults In Half Moon Bay After Decades-Long BattleAfter two decades of public pushback, a community for developmentally disabled adults is finally being built in Half Moon Bay. Susie Steimle reports. (12/16/20)
Project Home: Small Bay Area Landlords Warn Of Evictions Without Federal HelpSmall landlords said they’ve reached a breaking point. Susie Steimle reports. (12/9/20)
Sidewalks Sinking Fast In SF's Mission Bay NeighborhoodThe sidewalks are sinking fast in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood. Susie Steimle tells us why fixing them is actually making it worse.
Project Home: Bay Area Communities Grapple With Lack Of Local Control Under Project HomekeySusie Steimle reports on Milpitas residents making moves to keep motel from becoming a Project Homekey homeless shelter (11-19-2020)
Project Home: Neighbors Of San Francisco Shelter-In-Place Hotels Complain Of Increased CrimeThe city program directing $10 million a month to house homeless people in hotels is leading to increased crime in the form of shootings and break-ins, according to neighbors. Susie Steimle reports. (11/11/20)
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. Susie Steimle reports. (10-29-20)
SF's Red Victorian At Center Of Housing Dispute With BIPOC Trans ArtistsSan Francisco's Red Victorian is at the center of a housing dispute between the BIPOC trans artists who live there, and a non-profit that wants them to to move. Susie Steimle talked to both sides.
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. Susie Steimle reports. (10-23-20)
Project Home: Help Arrives For Elderly Tenants At Risk Of Being HomelessSusie Stiemle updates a story about some elderly tenants in below-market rate housing, who were at risk of becoming homeless. The city is going to help them, but it may be just a temporary band-aid.
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. Susie Steimle reports. (10-1-20)
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)
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)
Seniors At Risk When Affordable Units Get Converted To Market Rate HousingNearly 32,000 units of affordable housing in the state are expected to be converted to market rate housing in the next 10 years. Susie Steimle reports, tenants often don't find out until it is too late.
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)
Online Classes Leave Bay Area College Students Paying For Apartments They Don't Live InCollege students are being forced to pay for apartments they will never live in due to online classes during the pandemic.Susie Steimle tells us why many are finding it impossible to break their lease for the Fall.
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.
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.
SJ Family Facing Eviction Despite Eviction MoratoriumA San Jose family of five is facing eviction despite a statewide moratorium. Susie Steimle tells us their landlord gave them until August 20 to move out and, so far, they have no place to go.
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)
California Program To House Homeless People In Trailers Gets Mixed ResultsThe state announced back in January that it would donate the trailers, that are usually on standby for emergencies, to help house the homeless. Susie Steimle reports the program is getting mixed results.