affordable housing

A development proposed near Fifth and Mission streets has some people worried that current residents could face eviction if too many well-heeled new residents move in.  (Courtesy Forest City)

5M project shows we need to protect, sustain existing housing

No amount of shiny gifts can ease the threat of housing displacement.…

A development proposed near Fifth and Mission streets has some people worried that current residents could face eviction if too many well-heeled new residents move in.  (Courtesy Forest City)
Marcelina Maldonado and her 7-year-old son Luis at Hamilton Family Center, 255 Hyde St. in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The Maldonado family is receiving housing assistance from the Hamilton Family Center.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless families in SF decrease significantly

Type of unit: apartment Number of bedrooms/bathrooms: 0/1 Location: San Francisco Monthly…

Marcelina Maldonado and her 7-year-old son Luis at Hamilton Family Center, 255 Hyde St. in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The Maldonado family is receiving housing assistance from the Hamilton Family Center.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Kaye Kennedy, 73, pictured inside her below-market-rate apartment on Townsend Street, where she's lived for the past 22 years. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City looks to prioritize housing preservation

For nearly two weeks in mid-August, longtime San Francisco resident Kaye Kennedy…

Kaye Kennedy, 73, pictured inside her below-market-rate apartment on Townsend Street, where she's lived for the past 22 years. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF introduces new incentives for building below market-rate homes

City planners this week unveiled a much-awaited program to provide incentives for…

An artist's rendering of the Bryant Street project is shown here.  COURTESY BDE Architects

Hearing for major Mission district development postponed until fall

A hearing on the first major Mission development to go before the…

An artist's rendering of the Bryant Street project is shown here.  COURTESY BDE Architects
This rendering shows the Mission Rock Square in the Giants' development proposal for a site just south of AT&T Park. (Courtesy Steelblue/Perkins + Will, San Francisco Giants)

Giants avoid competing ballot measures over development by boosting below-market-rate housing

After more than 20 hours of negotiations with city officials in the…

This rendering shows the Mission Rock Square in the Giants' development proposal for a site just south of AT&T Park. (Courtesy Steelblue/Perkins + Will, San Francisco Giants)
AP Photo/Richard VogelThis Friday

1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for housing costs

More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least…

AP Photo/Richard VogelThis Friday
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDavid Campos and the other members of the Board of Supervisors heard testimony Wednesday from the Planning Department and hosts regarding the new short-term rental law.

San Francisco considers revising Airbnb law to help enforcement

One month after San Francisco's short-term rental ordinance took effect, city officials…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDavid Campos and the other members of the Board of Supervisors heard testimony Wednesday from the Planning Department and hosts regarding the new short-term rental law.
Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member

Airbnb pays back taxes but the short-term rental debate is far from over

This week's announcement that multibillion dollar short-term rental company Airbnb has paid…

Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerVenn on Market

Middle-class housing in SF lags behind homes for rich or poor

If construction trends in San Francisco in the past year continue, much…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerVenn on Market
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerDepartment of Elections Director John Arntz announces the latest results in San Francisco voting Wednesday afternoon. Votes will be counted through the weekend.

Campos, Chiu wait in suspense: more than 22K votes uncounted in D-17 race

The election is over but the suspense remains over whether David Campos…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerDepartment of Elections Director John Arntz announces the latest results in San Francisco voting Wednesday afternoon. Votes will be counted through the weekend.
Reed Saxon/ap file photoSan Francisco recently signed into law regulations that covered the short-term rental business

HomeAway lawsuit alleges Airbnb law unconstitutional and discriminatory

San Francisco's drama surrounding a law legalizing short-term rentals only increased Monday…

Reed Saxon/ap file photoSan Francisco recently signed into law regulations that covered the short-term rental business
Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member

Amid protest, SF mayor signs into law Airbnb legislation

A group of protesters set up a memorial marking the "death" of…

Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member
Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member

Supervisors approve Airbnb legislation in final vote after further debate

A proposal to legalize short-term home rentals in San Francisco was approved…

Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member
MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERHousing and tenant rights activists gather Friday on the steps of City Hall to voice their concerns about San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu's short-term rentals legislation.

Group demands changes to proposal to legalize Airbnb in SF

Days before the Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on legislation…

MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERHousing and tenant rights activists gather Friday on the steps of City Hall to voice their concerns about San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu's short-term rentals legislation.
mike koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoMany people who rent out their homes through short-term rental services like Airbnb say the extra income allows them to remain living in San Francisco.

Cap on short-term stays debated as Airbnb legislation advances

After undergoing a handful of amendments, San Francisco's plan to regulate the…

mike koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoMany people who rent out their homes through short-term rental services like Airbnb say the extra income allows them to remain living in San Francisco.
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoWhile a civil grand jury report suggests that Mayor Ed Lee's plan to create 30

San Francisco housing ‘crisis’ plan draws increased attention

San Francisco's soaring rents and increased evictions have reached nearly every corner…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoWhile a civil grand jury report suggests that Mayor Ed Lee's plan to create 30
Supervisor Scott Wiener co-sponsored today's hearing about opening the Peninsula Watershed for recreation.

SF to consider funding to improve access to HIV drug

San Francisco is poised to strengthen its efforts to eliminate new HIV…

Supervisor Scott Wiener co-sponsored today's hearing about opening the Peninsula Watershed for recreation.
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerPeter Kwan

Effort to legalize Airbnb stalls at Board of Supervisors committee

A proposal to legalize and regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco stalled…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerPeter Kwan
Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerNorman Fong of the Chinatown Community Development Center helps launch the Broadway Sansome Apartments on Thursday.

Ground is broken on Chinatown affordable housing project

At the groundbreaking of one of the largest affordable-housing developments in the…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerNorman Fong of the Chinatown Community Development Center helps launch the Broadway Sansome Apartments on Thursday.