housing crisis

The California Legislature is moving to increase housing density in urban centers, such as BART’s Rockridge Station in Oakland, where zoning traditionally has been for single-family homes. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)

Lawmakers pave the way for more housing in California

‘Gentle density increase’ respects character of neighborhoods

  • Aug 26, 2021

 

From left, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, pictured at a Mayors Summit in San Francisco in 2018, continue to work to improve accessibilty to housing in the Bay Area. (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)

Bay Area mayors, advocates urge Congress to invest in housing

By Tran Nguyen San Jose Spotlight Local lawmakers and housing advocates are…

  • Aug 12, 2021

 

A company called Boxabl manufactures modular homes that can be towed on a pickup truck. (Courtesy Boxabl/PRNewsfoto)

Is the future a home that unfolds?

Prefab units may be part of a solution to the affordable housing crisis

 

Cities are under pressure to expand home construction in neighborhoods. (CalMatters)

Cities hold the key to building more housing, Newsom advisor says.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has repeatedly made housing affordability a top priority of…

  • May 27, 2021
Cities are under pressure to expand home construction in neighborhoods. (CalMatters)
San Francisco leaders argue that plans to develop housing in the region’s transit-heavy urban areas are at odds with goals to increase equity for people of color. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)

SF officials fear regional housing strategy could increase displacement of people of color

Equity and climate goals at odds in plan that concentrates development in transit-rich urban areas

San Francisco leaders argue that plans to develop housing in the region’s transit-heavy urban areas are at odds with goals to increase equity for people of color. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
Construction cranes are seen over downtown San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

With last-minute tweaks, SF approves new below-market-rate housing mandates for developers

San Francisco continued to hash out details Tuesday of a proposed law…

Construction cranes are seen over downtown San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Unified School District teachers, faculty and supporters rally in front of 555 Franklin Street the administration offices of the school district demanding higher pay to counter the rising cost of living. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Judge blocks SF law that provides eviction protections for teachers

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has blocked a city ordinance protecting…

San Francisco Unified School District teachers, faculty and supporters rally in front of 555 Franklin Street the administration offices of the school district demanding higher pay to counter the rising cost of living. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Michelle Malliett, an early education para and after school teacher, arrives at a rally on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in light of her possible eviction after her building in San Francisco was purchased by a tech executive. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF educator settles eviction case over using household appliances

Two San Francisco-based tech workers who served a public school educator with…

Michelle Malliett, an early education para and after school teacher, arrives at a rally on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in light of her possible eviction after her building in San Francisco was purchased by a tech executive. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
First-of-its-kind report details code enforcement cases in SF homes

First-of-its-kind report details code enforcement cases in SF homes

San Francisco has been in the national spotlight in recent years for…

First-of-its-kind report details code enforcement cases in SF homes
The Recreation and Park Commission’s capital committee will discuss the purchase of a half-acre site at Minna and Natoma streets, pictured, in the western South of Market area. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF looks to buy South of Market half-acre site for $10M for new park

Amid an ongoing housing crisis and soaring real estate costs, San Francisco…

The Recreation and Park Commission’s capital committee will discuss the purchase of a half-acre site at Minna and Natoma streets, pictured, in the western South of Market area. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Voters may be asked to tax SF tech companies

San Francisco five years ago lured technology companies like Twitter to the…

A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Affordable Housing Bonus Program heads to supes for approval

A program that aims to incentivize more below-market-rate housing in new developments…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A change to The City’s Affordable Housing Bonus Program aims to incentivize more below-market-rate housing built in exchange for allowing taller or denser buildings. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner0

Planning Commission questions site eligibility for Affordable Housing Bonus Program

The Planning Commission late Thursday night continued to question a proposed program…

A change to The City’s Affordable Housing Bonus Program aims to incentivize more below-market-rate housing built in exchange for allowing taller or denser buildings. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner0
A change to The City’s Affordable Housing Bonus Program aims to incentivize more below-market-rate housing built in exchange for allowing taller or denser buildings. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner0

Latest version of Affordable Housing Bonus Program exempts projects that demolish any housing

City planners have further amended elements of a proposed program that aims…

A change to The City’s Affordable Housing Bonus Program aims to incentivize more below-market-rate housing built in exchange for allowing taller or denser buildings. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner0

Report: Dip in house flipping indicates cooling in SF real estate market

San Francisco saw a drop in the number of homes that were…

The Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a seven-story, 62-unit apartment building at Market and 14th streets. Courtesy rendering

Car-free, 62-unit apartment building coming to Upper Market

More than 60 new apartments will soon call the Upper Market neighborhood…

The Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a seven-story, 62-unit apartment building at Market and 14th streets. Courtesy rendering
According to schools spokeswoman Gentle Blythe, the district is actually able to provide a substitute teacher 94 percent of the time. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF schools seem short on substitutes

It’s no secret that San Francisco’s sky-high cost of living makes it…

According to schools spokeswoman Gentle Blythe, the district is actually able to provide a substitute teacher 94 percent of the time. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Hundreds of protestors gather at San Francisco City Hall in May 2015 to ask lawmakers to a moratorium on evictions and luxury-priced housing development in the Mission district. The Planning Commission on Thursday adopted interim controls for certain market-rate projects in the Mission. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Planning Commission adds extra scrutiny for market-rate development in the Mission

For the next 15 months, the nearly two dozen development projects in…

Hundreds of protestors gather at San Francisco City Hall in May 2015 to ask lawmakers to a moratorium on evictions and luxury-priced housing development in the Mission district. The Planning Commission on Thursday adopted interim controls for certain market-rate projects in the Mission. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Airbnb to share registration information with hosts

Home-sharing giant Airbnb on Monday vowed to provide its users with information…

Owners of a vacant church at Fillmore and Fell streets, most recently used as the roller skating disco Church of 8 Wheels, are looking to convert the building into residential units, commercial/retail and community space. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City planners push for below-market-rate housing in church development

As developers scour the nearly 50 square miles of San Francisco for…

Owners of a vacant church at Fillmore and Fell streets, most recently used as the roller skating disco Church of 8 Wheels, are looking to convert the building into residential units, commercial/retail and community space. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)