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SF Affordable Housing

Mayor Breed demands more in-law apartments

The city must process applications for more than 900 in-law apartments across San Francisco, which have hitherto been hung up in red tape.

New housing construction doesn’t fuel SF evictions, claims report

Findings unlikely to evict conflict from housing debates.

Does California need rent control?

Debating the pros and cons of rent control at the Urban Land Institute.

117-unit Mission District development unexpectedly up for sale

Developer and neighbors reached a long-sought truce over site last year.

New San Jose apartments will be allotted exclusively for the homeless

"The first step in helping the homeless is to give them a home."

Baylands housing could take ten years

"It was always my hope we’d never put housing out there," says mayor.

Senator Kamala Harris pitches tax relief bill for renters

Bay Area lawmaker’s Rental Relief Act is first national response to housing crisis.

More than 60 percent of SF renters have rent control, says city

"The city has struggled to substantially improve housing affordability for low- and moderate‐income households."

Mayor London Breed: ‘Yes, we will build more housing”

The city’s first YIMBY mayor begins term with bold promise.

Rent control, affordable housing, Daylight Saving Time set for November ballot

California’s dozen voter measures slant toward housing.

Former SF Mayor Art Agnos demands 40 percent affordable housing

"How big does SF want to be?"

London Breed urges more housing in mayoral victory speech

"We have to build more housing. We have to build more housing. We have to build more housing."

SF house price spike is third highest in nation

Data company CoreLogic released its quarterly National Home Price Index Tuesday and found that SF’s home price bounce since 2017 was the third highest in country.

SF not even close to building enough affordable housing

City had only 1,210 affordable homes for 85,000 households in 2017.

City Hall promises to scale back price of affordable housing

"We cannot provide affordable homes for our families if we cannot afford to build these homes to begin with," says mayor.

City, developer break ground on major Pier 70 redevelopment

Decade-long project will include over 2,000 new homes.

What should the city do with Haight McDonald’s?

Construction of new affordable housing could take years, so what to do in the meantime?

California governor candidates promise millions of homes at debate

Hopefuls answer questions specific the Bay Area and beyond: housing, traffic, homelessness, and finicky technology.

Chinatown tenants sue landlord for alleged harassment

According to allegations, SF-based property company Valstock Management tried to force out low-income and immigrant families by way of intimidation and harassment.

Jane Kim promises more housing after transit-housing bill failure

Lawmaker and mayoral candidate Jane Kim wrote an op-ed calling for more housing in the city after state transit-housing bill SB 827’s failure in a senate committee earlier this month.

Why can’t anyone build affordable housing in the Mission?

"There is a raging crisis ruining our city," says District Nine Supervisor Hillary Ronen.

Are you a PHIMBY?

Democratic Socialists of America create new housing-based acronym.

Court orders San Francisco landlords to accept Section 8 vouchers

Appeals court rules for city in longstanding suit about "source of income discrimination."

Inside the modular home inspired by dumpster living

"What we have here is a solution," says founder.

Fruitvale’s transit-village housing shows how growth can avoid displacement

A national model for livable communities without gentrifying side effects.

San Francisco lawmakers to debate California housing, transit bill

"A nuclear option" to the state’s housing crisis.

Haight Street McDonald’s finally closes

Corner burger stand was longstanding neighborhood nuisance.

Law will force 97.6 percent of California cities to build more

"It’s clear we need to change," said Sen. Scott Wiener

Mayoral candidates reveal how they plan to end San Francisco’s homeless crisis

Ideas include more Navigation Centers and new modular housing.

SF Planning Commission cringes at Wiener’s transit-housing bill

"A recipe for Beverly Hills in the Sunset."

‘Save CCSF’ moves to delay 1,100 new homes in favor of parking

Balboa Reservoir project would create a new residential neighborhood, but eliminate thousands of parking spots at City College.

San Francisco axes 150-unit affordable housing plan in Forest Hill

"Why is nobody looking around and saying this city may perhaps have limits? That you can’t just keep building more?"

Mayoral candidates promise more housing—and less planning department—at debate

Breed, Leno, and Alioto pitch housing and take aim at department heads.

YIMBY-er than thou: Picking the San Francisco mayoral candidates on housing

Three candidates stand ready to take the reins.

Potentially historic Mission laundromat was home to ’70s neighborhood groups

Does past use make the property a historic resource?

Cupertino asks residents what to do with vacant Vallco mall

"The sad reality is that the community is really divided, and it’s a pretty uncivil dialogue that’s built up"

Brisbane lawmakers bristle, growl at Baylands housing

"I feel like I’m living in an Upton Sinclair novel"

San Francisco, San Jose receive F grade from renters

Oakland squeaks out a D grade.

Sen. Scott Wiener explains plan for taller, denser housing near transit

New bill would all but mandate mid-rise development at transit hubs.