➤ “Pro-Palestinian ads misrepresent apartheid,” Opinion, ThursdayOppression in Israel is still very real Read More
Led by a prominent retired San Francisco politician and judge, a group of religious institutions and schools along Brotherhood Way near San Francisco State University are challenging a development project that would convert a de facto park into 182 units of housing. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee proudly proclaimed on Monday that San Francisco is in an economic boom time, but he also acknowledged work ahead by laying out an ambitious list of new projects, initiatives and changes for the rest of his term.
Fueled by a technology sector that has doubled in size to 42,000 jobs at 1,800 companies during his two years in office, The City is “back on track,” the mayor proclaimed.
It’s no secret that housing is expensive in San Francisco. Only 11 percent of San Franciscans can afford to purchase the average-priced home. Rents, always high, are even higher these days. It seems like we are perpetually at risk of pricing out our young people, working people, seniors, families and our middle class generally. To address this crisis, we need to think broadly and creatively and make our housing policies more flexible. Read More
If you’re in the market to rent a studio apartment or buy a mansion, San Francisco could be your kind of town. But finding something in between might present a challenge, according to data presented Monday at a Board of Supervisors hearing on ways to create more housing opportunities for The City’s dwindling middle class. Read More
New housing planned for the massive Hunters Point development in southeast San Francisco can press on despite the looming demise of The City’s Redevelopment Agency, according to the head of the company in charge of project.
Years in the works, the development plan was tossed into turmoil Thursday, when the California Supreme Court upheld a state bill to dissolve 400 redevelopment agencies statewide, including San Francisco’s. Read More
A shuttered school site in the Mission offered to Occupy SF demonstrators for their tent city didn’t pan out for the movement, but now Mayor Ed Lee thinks it might be better used as workforce housing for cops and teachers. Read More
By this time next year, housing could begin to rise where horses once ran in San Mateo.Three years after the demolition of the Bay Meadows racetrack, the beginnings of a street grid are visible on the 83-acre site south of the county fairgrounds, and water and drainage lines are in place. Construction on the first housing is expected to begin next year, and plans for improvements to the largest park in the development will be up for approval in the next few months. Read More
WHAT: The FBI’s annual report on mortgage fraud said that even in today’s depressed housing market, fraudulent home financing remains prevalent, with perpetrators motivated by high profits and little risk of getting caught. Read More
Ask anyone standing in line for an open house, smiling wryly at the 30 other people competing to rent a San Francisco apartment — it’s not fun.
With tech workers flocking to the Bay Area again and the homeownership market still sluggish, local demand for rental housing is spiking and prices are on the rise, according to new data gathered by Novato-based RealFacts. Read More