housing crisis

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)
The Planning Commission voted against legislation that would skip the need for conditional use permits. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Planning Commission OKs law to tighten restrictions for removing residential units

City officials must weigh in on the removal of any residential unit…

The Planning Commission voted against legislation that would skip the need for conditional use permits. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF plans to add 1,100 homeless shelter beds during El Niño storms

San Francisco is prepared to add 1,100 temporary shelter beds to provide…

A poll released Wednesday by the South of Market nonprofit development firm Tenants and Owners Development Corp. shows San Francisco voters would support a measure increasing The City's affordable housing requirements of private developers. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Poll shows strong support for June measure to raise affordable housing requirements

San Francisco voters would support a ballot measure as early as next…

A poll released Wednesday by the South of Market nonprofit development firm Tenants and Owners Development Corp. shows San Francisco voters would support a measure increasing The City's affordable housing requirements of private developers. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

UCSF, UC Hastings team up to develop new campus housing for students, faculty

Nearly 1,000 new homes for UC San Francisco and UC Hastings College…

The Planning Commission voted against legislation that would skip the need for conditional use permits. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Planning Commission favors maintaining conditional use process for below-market-rate developments

Legislation that could speed up the production of below-market-rate housing projects by…

The Planning Commission voted against legislation that would skip the need for conditional use permits. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco teacher Matt Bello, second from the right, stands in the living room of his Clement Street home with his roommates, from left, Karyn Smoot, Matt Collado and Spencer Rangitsh, right. The group is facing a rent increase. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Housing crisis continues to grip SF teachers, even after bond approval

Despite voter approval earlier this month of a bond that will help…

San Francisco teacher Matt Bello, second from the right, stands in the living room of his Clement Street home with his roommates, from left, Karyn Smoot, Matt Collado and Spencer Rangitsh, right. The group is facing a rent increase. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A rendering of San Francisco shows the newly approved high-rise building at 75 Howard St. (Courtesy Steelblue)

Board of Supervisors approves major SoMa developments

Hundreds of new homes are in the pipeline for San Francisco after…

A rendering of San Francisco shows the newly approved high-rise building at 75 Howard St. (Courtesy Steelblue)
A mixed-use development at 1601 Mariposa St. was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission on Thursday. (Rendering courtesy RELATED CALIFORNIA)

Nearly 300 new homes coming to Potrero Hill

Nearly 300 new homes are on the horizon for Potrero Hill. A…

A mixed-use development at 1601 Mariposa St. was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission on Thursday. (Rendering courtesy RELATED CALIFORNIA)
Developers who plan to build two four-story residential buildings in place of the gas station at 25th Avenue and California Street would be subject to the Affordable Housing Bonus Program, allowing taller buildings for more below-market-rate units. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Residents alarmed by program encouraging density in residential developments

It’s widely agreed that more than one solution is needed to solve…

Developers who plan to build two four-story residential buildings in place of the gas station at 25th Avenue and California Street would be subject to the Affordable Housing Bonus Program, allowing taller buildings for more below-market-rate units. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday called for a charter amendment for the November 2016 ballot to require more below-market-rate housing from private developers in new housing projects. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Surplus property could help housing issues

A city ordinance that has failed to produce more than a pair…

Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday called for a charter amendment for the November 2016 ballot to require more below-market-rate housing from private developers in new housing projects. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Many of San Francisco's housing-related issues, including the Mission Rock development, short-term rental regulations and the Mission housing moratorium, will play out on the November ballot this year. (Courtesy photo)

Housing-related measures dominate November ballot

San Francisco voters in the upcoming election will have the chance to…

Many of San Francisco's housing-related issues, including the Mission Rock development, short-term rental regulations and the Mission housing moratorium, will play out on the November ballot this year. (Courtesy photo)

SF seeks to further incentivize developers to build below-market-rate homes

City officials plan to encourage private developers to build more below-market-rate units…

Investors and speculators have shifted their attention to the Richmond district, where there is less public awareness about The City's housing crisis. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Richmond district feels housing crunch

By many accounts the Mission is Ground Zero for The City’s housing…

Investors and speculators have shifted their attention to the Richmond district, where there is less public awareness about The City's housing crisis. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)
Developers are looking to build a mixed-use housing project at the site of the Civic Center Hotel.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Despite planners’ concerns, developers still confident in unique mid-Market mixed-use project

Developers of a unique project to build supportive housing for formerly homeless…

Developers are looking to build a mixed-use housing project at the site of the Civic Center Hotel.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Michael Addario, a longtime street artist in San Francisco, has been combing over archives of the struggles artists went through with The City just to sell their wares. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Photographer strives to protect SF street artist movement’s past and future

Michael Addario, 62, is a longtime San Francisco street artist who has…

Michael Addario, a longtime street artist in San Francisco, has been combing over archives of the struggles artists went through with The City just to sell their wares. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A new report from Trulia says it is easier to find a rent-controlled unit in San Francisco than in Manhattan due to the way rental laws are enforced. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Rent-controlled units are more abundant in SF than Manhattan

San Francisco’s homes have surpassed those in New York City as the…

A new report from Trulia says it is easier to find a rent-controlled unit in San Francisco than in Manhattan due to the way rental laws are enforced. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner
Photo by Mike Koozmin - Mission High School 9th grade math class (geometry).

SFUSD fully staffs classrooms for first day of school

The San Francisco Unified School District’s teacher shortage appears to have been…

Photo by Mike Koozmin - Mission High School 9th grade math class (geometry).

SF introduces new incentives for building below market-rate homes

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