Local Real Estate Market Feeling The Effects Of The Coronavirus Economic Impact
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.
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)
Short-Term Rental Company Suing San Francisco To Get Out Of LeaseA short-term rental company is suing to break its lease on Market Street in San Francisco. Susie Steimle found out the company is blaming the city for lost revenue during the pandemic.
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)
Luxury Homes Sales Rebound As Buyers Look For Havens To Work-From-HomeNo longer limited to city life, home buyers working from home during the pandemic are reshaping the Bay area real estate market. Susie Steimle reports sales of luxury homes in places like Sonoma have hit a record high.
Deaths Of Homeless People In Santa Clara County Quadruples Since 2000The number of homeless people dying each year in Santa Clara County has quadrupled over the last 2 decades. Susie Steimle has more on this startling statistic.
Racist Housing Policies Of Past Keep Black Families From Building Generational WealthProject Home looks at how racist policies of the past still affect Black families in the Bay Area. Susie Steimle shows us one woman's struggle to stay safely housed.
San Francisco Sunset District Residents Fight Proposed Housing DevelopmentAs San Francisco struggles with housing, developers are eyeing Western neighborhoods as the new frontier. As Susie Steimle reports, residents in the Sunset District are putting up a fight.
Project Home: Soaring Home Prices, Systemic Discrimination Drive Resegregation In Bay Area CommunitiesSoaring Home Prices, Systemic Discrimination Drive Resegregation In Bay Area Communities
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)
San Francisco Weighs Permanent COVID-19 Eviction ProtectionsSusie Steimle reports on San Francisco supervisor pushing to make COVID-19 eviction protections permanent (6-1-2020)
PROJECT HOME: Future Uncertain For Tenants In Rent-Controlled Building On UC Berkeley CampusFuture Uncertain For Tenants In Rent-Controlled Building On UC Berkeley Campus
PROJECT HOME: Pandemic-Induced Rent Drops May Trigger Even Worse Affordability CrisisPandemic-Induced Rent Drops May Trigger Even Worse Affordability Crisis