Lawsuit: Elderly Homeowners Were Duped Into Signing Up For PACE Home Improvement ProgramAfter signing up for a program to make their homes energy efficient for no money down, Susie Steimle says elderly homeowners are dealing with liens and deceptive contractors.
Below Market Rate Rent Discrepancies Widespread in SF Housing MarketIn a previous report, KPIX found that some affordable units in San Francisco have become more expensive than market-rate units. Susie Steimle found the problem goes deeper than originally thought. (2-19-21)
Push To Eliminate 'Article 34' Which Allows Voters To Decide On Low-Income HousingArticle 34 gives California residents the right to vote on whether to allow low-income housing in their neighborhood. As Susie Steimle tells us why some lawmakers want to change that.
Small Bay Area Landlords Keep Properties Vacant Because of Rent ControlSusie Steimle reports on some local landlords deciding to leave properties empty due to Bay Area rent control rules (2-10-2021
Some San Francisco Affordable Housing Units Renting For More Than Market Rate UnitsTenants living in so-called affordable housing units are now in many cases paying more than their market-rate neighbors. Susie Steimle reports. (2/8/21)
CA COVID Eviction Moratorium A Lifeline For Struggling Bay Area RentersCalifornia is set to extend the eviction moratorium through June. It is a lifeline for renters but Susie Steimle reports for some Bay Area families it may be too late.
Project Home: Biden’s ‘Ambitious’ Housing Plan Lauded By Bay Area AdvocatesA top priority in the first 100 days of the Biden administration will be a housing plan. Susie Steimle reports. (1/20/21)
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.