Housing and Homelessness

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

We can’t afford a UCSF expansion that makes the city’s housing crisis worse

By Kathryn Lybarger A proposal to dramatically expand the UC San Francisco…

 

Mayor London Breed has called for a pilot Street Crisis Response Team that would respond to 911 calls for people experiencing a behavioral health crisis. 
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Advocates propose model for community-based response to homelessness

Plan to divert calls from police could save as much as $11 million, group argues

 

Even before the pandemic, more than 80 percent of renters in San Francisco were paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing.<ins> (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Drop in rents not enough to help tenants struggling in pandemic

The City’s renters are weathering a pandemic-induced housing crisis on top of…

 

Homeless people's tents can be seen on Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2020. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)

Statewide business tax could bring new funds to combat homelessness

San Francisco could get more than $100 million a year for housing, rental assistance, shelter beds

Homeless people's tents can be seen on Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2020. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)
Cars pass on Evans Avenue, the location for the future navigation center on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Lola Chase/Special to SF Examiner)

Two new Navigation Centers set to open in Bayview, Lower Polk

Facilities for homeless will operate at reduced capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions

Cars pass on Evans Avenue, the location for the future navigation center on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Lola Chase/Special to SF Examiner)
The City’s bi-annual homeless count helps determine funding allocations. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)

SF to cancel 2021 unsheltered homeless count due to COVID-19 surge

San Francisco is canceling plans to count the homeless people living on…

The City’s bi-annual homeless count helps determine funding allocations. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)
An affordable housing project is planned in the Sunset District. (Courtesy map)

Affordable housing project planned for Sunset District families

The Sunset District could get a 100 percent affordable housing project with…

An affordable housing project is planned in the Sunset District. (Courtesy map)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that the Project Roomkey program will be fully funded through the end of the pandemic. (Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Feds agree to continue funding for shelter-in-place hotels

Gov. Newsom tells cities FEMA will reimburse for Project Roomkey through end of pandemic

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that the Project Roomkey program will be fully funded through the end of the pandemic. (Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Funds generated by 2018’s Proposition C, which were held up until September by a court battle, are finally being disbursed for homelessness and housing services.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supervisors authorize first use of Prop. C homelessness funds

2018 measure expected to generate $340 million annually focused on permanent housing solutions

Funds generated by 2018’s Proposition C, which were held up until September by a court battle, are finally being disbursed for homelessness and housing services.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Jordan Davis, who staged two hunger strikes to fight for a supportive housing rent cap, called the approval of legislation to set rent at 30 percent of residents’ incomes “historic.” (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supportive housing rents capped at 30 percent of income

Supportive housing tenants will have their rents capped at 30 percent of…

Jordan Davis, who staged two hunger strikes to fight for a supportive housing rent cap, called the approval of legislation to set rent at 30 percent of residents’ incomes “historic.” (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure has about 12,600 units of both market rate and affordable housing remaining to develop in various stages. Of the total, 4,290 are affordable housing units, including 3,000 in the Candlestick Point/Hunters Point Shipyard development. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Affordable housing benefit extension considered for those displaced by redevelopment

‘Certificate of preference’ holders would retain lottery priority for below-market-rate units

The Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure has about 12,600 units of both market rate and affordable housing remaining to develop in various stages. Of the total, 4,290 are affordable housing units, including 3,000 in the Candlestick Point/Hunters Point Shipyard development. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City officials are proposing to wind down a program allowing vulnerable homeless people to shelter in unused hotel rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic by October of next year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes to square off with Mayor’s Office — again — over shelter-in-place hotel program

Emergency legislation to halt plans to close SIP hotel program will go to full board for vote

City officials are proposing to wind down a program allowing vulnerable homeless people to shelter in unused hotel rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic by October of next year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Dean Preston said the city needs to provide “immediate relief for struggling renters and small property owners.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Preston moves to use expected Prop. I revenue on rent relief, affordable housing

Supervisor Dean Preston introduced legislation Tuesday to allocate more than $11 million…

Supervisor Dean Preston said the city needs to provide “immediate relief for struggling renters and small property owners.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
State Assemblymember David Chiu hopes to extend a state moratorium on evictions due to inability to pay rent caused by coronavirus through the end of next year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

California’s ban on evictions would last through 2021 under new extension proposal

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee California tenants struggling to pay rent due…

State Assemblymember David Chiu hopes to extend a state moratorium on evictions due to inability to pay rent caused by coronavirus through the end of next year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Sheriff candidate Paul Miyamoto in a meeting with the Examiner editorial board on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

New shelter-in-place order gives tenants a temporary reprieve from eviction

Sheriff’s Department briefly resumed regular enforcement this week

San Francisco Sheriff candidate Paul Miyamoto in a meeting with the Examiner editorial board on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Many landlords fought the proposal requiring them to register properties, calling it an invasion of privacy. 
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S.F. Examiner

Housing inventory wins unanimous approval from supervisors

Legislation will require landlords to register properties, report vacancies and rents

Many landlords fought the proposal requiring them to register properties, calling it an invasion of privacy. 
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San Francisco lacks housing data that would let it track rental vacancies and prices. New legislation is seeking to change that.<ins> (Photo by Joel Angel Jurez/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Landlords blast proposal to require annual report on rentals as invasion of privacy

Housing inventory could give city better data on housing vacancies, affordability

San Francisco lacks housing data that would let it track rental vacancies and prices. New legislation is seeking to change that.<ins> (Photo by Joel Angel Jurez/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Homeless shelter residents, service providers and advocates staged a "die-in" at Moscone Center to protest what they say is the city's attempt to strip eviction protections from shelter residents. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Moscone Center “die-in” highlights loss of eviction protections for shelter residents

Advocates for the homeless held a “die-in” protest Tuesday calling for The…

Homeless shelter residents, service providers and advocates staged a "die-in" at Moscone Center to protest what they say is the city's attempt to strip eviction protections from shelter residents. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors move to halt shutdown of shelter-in-place hotel program

City has said it plans to begin moving homeless out of leased rooms by end of December

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Hotel Diva is one of two hotels The City is buying with state funds for use as permanent supportive housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes approve purchase of hotel near Union Square to house homeless

State Project Homekey funding helps SF buy Hotel Diva

The Hotel Diva is one of two hotels The City is buying with state funds for use as permanent supportive housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)