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California transit-housing bill trashed in SF ahead of new push

State Sen. Scott Wiener’s SB 50 decried at City Hall for second time this year.

SF housing becoming more affordable, say realtors

Are they thinking of the same San Francisco?

17 percent of SF millennials say they’ll never buy a home

Three guesses why.

Affordable homes for disabled residents might go up right next to SF City Hall

Up to 102 units on city-owned property.

Mayor Breed refuses to sign law raising construction fees

"I remain concerned that this legislation, while well intended, will not produce the revenue it promises for affordable housing."

San Francisco voters back $600 million for affordable housing

Proposition A deepens SF’s pockets.

Here’s how much money Bay Area tech giants will invest in housing

Apple, Facebook, and Google have made seven-figure affordable housing investments since June.

The 2019 San Francisco voter guide

A housing-specific cheat sheet for the November SF election.

San Francisco to more than double office construction fees

Fee spike will pay for affordable housing in plan to offset effects of job growth.

Facebook pledges $1 billion to fight California affordable housing crisis

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What’s happening with the shuttered McDonald’s in the Haight?

The city searches for developer to build housing at deserted fast food joint.

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A guide to below-market-rate housing in San Francisco

What you need to know before entering the BMR lottery.

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SF rent laws your landlord probably doesn't want you to know

From living in an illegal unit to possible reductions in rent, here’s what you should know about renting in the city.

SF ditches fees for affordable housing and in-laws to speed up housing

Plan will cost nearly $2 million in fees, but lawmakers hope it will proliferate new units.

Google loans $50 million as part of billion-dollar housing plan

Loan to development fund that hopes to build 10,000 homes in ten years.

Mayor Breed drops, merges teacher housing plan

Compromise with Board of Supervisors helps save face after long fight over dueling proposals.

SF’s $1,200-per-month bunk bed ‘pods’ sold out

No vacancies at housing startup despite skepticism.

Why SF just voted against affordable housing for teachers

"The crisis will only get worse," said Mayor Breed following vote favoring competing plan.

SF wants $600 million housing bond for 2,800 homes

Two-thirds of voters must approve borrowing plan in off-year election.

These are the most affordable places to rent in the Bay Area

Only four regional cities cost less than the state average to rent, according to Zumper.

Amid contentiousness at City Hall, SF considers major rezoning for affordable teacher housing

Board of Supervisors have a plan to build educator housing, but Breed says it’s not nearly enough.

Mission development once blocked by neighbors now set for affordable housing

"We need more affordable housing in the Mission and throughout San Francisco so that our low- and middle-income residents can continue to live here," says Mayor Breed.

Startup rents bunkbeds in the Tendernob for $1,200 per month

"Pods" try to make a virtue of necessity.

California’s de facto rent control bill passes Assembly

"We have millions of Californians that are one rent increase away from being forced out of their homes," said David Chiu.

California’s transit-housing bill SB 50 stuck in Limbo until 2020

"We’re either serious about solving this crisis, or we aren’t," says Sen. Scott Wiener.

New SB 50 chart will help you make sense of California’s transit-housing bill

"It will upzone all counties, large and small."

SB 50 flowchart will help you make sense of California’s transit-housing bill

Confused by the ambitious proposal to increase housing along some California transit hubs? You’re not alone.

Bay Area ‘homesharing’ startup abruptly shuts down

HomeShare shutters weeks after laying off staff.

The Mission’s ‘historic laundromat’ sold

Though the owner previously demanded $18 million for the site near 24th Street BART, the final payday was less

Key California transit-housing bill goes easy on North Bay

New amendments to SB 50 would exempt smaller counties from most of its teeth

Bay Area favors sales tax for affordable housing, says poll

Survey puts tax hike over needed two-thirds margin.

More than 60 percent of Californians back transit-housing bill, according to poll

But only 22 percent say that they "strongly back" State Sen. Scott Wiener’s SB 50 plan.

Housing shortages and NIMBYism driving homeless crisis, says new report

"While voters are frustrated by the lack of places for the homeless to go, many vocally oppose locating homeless shelters in their own neighborhoods."

SF supervisors reject 63-unit SoMa development over shadow concerns

Lawmakers shut down Folsom Street housing project over complaints about welfare of nearby Victoria Manalo Draves Park.

Everything you need to know about California’s other big transit-housing bill

Sonoma County senator’s bill competes with State Sen. Wiener’s housing plan.

SF lawmakers condemn transit-housing bill after emotional argument

"I don’t believe in trickle down economics. We’ve seen what happens when we rely on developers."

California’s transit-housing bill pushing for taller, denser growth clears first hurdle

"When it comes to housing, California’s system of almost pure local control hasn’t worked," says State Sen. Scott Wiener.

SF’s affordable housing bond may grow by $200 million

Mayor and Board of Supervisors president push for bigger bond to go before voters.

San Francisco housing construction down 41 percent in 2018

More than 3,000 authorized new units remain unbuilt amid housing crisis.