Housing and Homelessness

The San Francisco skyline as seen from the Sixth Street offramp from Interstate 280 on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A recovery plan requires funding: Prop I does it!

By Fernando Martí and Peter Cohen Proposition I on the November 3rd…

 

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer speaks at a news conference alongside Supervisor Rafael Mandelman where they announced legislation that would establish a Safe Sleeping Sites Program for unsheltered people outside the first Safe Sleeping Village at Civic Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors want to require safe sleeping sites to accommodate every homeless person

At least two supervisors want to mandate The City provide safe sleeping…

 

New legislation would make sure supportive housing tenants don’t pay more than 30 percent of their income for rent.. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner))

Supportive housing tenants could get more help paying the rent

Supportive housing tenants struggling to pay rent could soon see their payments…

 

A cyclist rides past the former Ashley and McMullen-Wing Sun funeral home, which will be the site of a new affordable housing project for seniors, at 4200 Geary Blvd. in the Richmond District on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Affordable senior housing project announced in Richmond District

Former funeral home site to become 98 units of housing for low-income, formerly homeless seniors

A cyclist rides past the former Ashley and McMullen-Wing Sun funeral home, which will be the site of a new affordable housing project for seniors, at 4200 Geary Blvd. in the Richmond District on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Approaches to housing at heart of SF state senate race

Incumbent state Sen. Scott Wiener has authored and backed dozens of bills…

Supervisors ban no-fault evictions in SF through March

Supervisors approved sweeping legislation on Tuesday that would protect San Francisco tenants…

Tenants defeat rent hikes at city-owned Midtown Park Apartments

Supervisors approve legislation rolling back 2014 increases, putting rent control in place

YIMBY organizing wins in the Haight-Ashbury

By Corey Smith The recent declaration by Supervisor Preston supporting the maximum…

Program busing homeless out of SF sees sharp decline

City to reopen in-person Homeward Bound office to boost participation

SoMa supportive housing project on former federal property breaks ground

San Francisco city officials on Thursday broke ground on a new supportive…

New Treasure Island complex honors one veteran and provides for over 100 others

The launch of construction on the $75 million Maceo May Apartment complex…

City hopes to convert Granada Hotel to supportive housing

State grant could allow purchase of 232-unit Lower Nob Hill SRO

SF wins legal battle over Prop. C tax for homeless services

Unsuccessful lawsuit argued ballot measure needed two-thirds majority to pass

Vacancy rate ‘far too high’ in supportive housing for homeless

City officials working to improve system for matching clients to units

Confusing state eviction deal creates ‘know-your-rights’ crisis for tenants, advocates

California’s last-minute passage of an eviction moratorium bill late Monday night has…

Health officials want to relax COVID rules for SROs. Advocates say they’re putting residents at risk.

Emergency order requires outreach to SRO residents within 48 hours of positive test in building

Latest safe sleeping village to open in Mission by end of August

Site at 1515 South Van Ness Ave. used to house a navigation center

Supervisors approve UC Hasting lawsuit settlement 7-4 despite misgivings

After great debate, San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday approved a settlement with…

The clock never stopped for many eviction cases

As emergency orders expire, evictions set to increase

Rent relief finally coming for supportive housing tenants

A year after the funds were approved, San Francisco homelessness department plans…