housing

Demand for housing in San Francisco, despite high prices and economic effects of the pandemic, continues.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2020)</ins>

Talking about inventory in unprecedented times

Traditional market indicators may not always be what they seem

 

A permanent supportive housing apartment building in the works in the South of Market Area is an example of the kind of project that should be developed with new city funding. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Good news for recovery: $68 million for affordable housing

Budget surplus offers money that can be allocated to acquire hundreds of units

 

District 5 Sup. Dean Preston speaks at a Yes on Proposition 15 rally outside the building at 555 California St. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.District 5 Sup. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco renters could avoid looming eviction cliff, if Supes approve relief proposal

San Franciscans may avoid the eviction cliff looming in front of other…

 

Housemates Pierce Smith, 81, and Ed Taylor, 27, enjoy living together in Smith’s home in the Inner Sunset, via a program called Home Match, which pairs seniors with people looking for an affordable place to live. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Housing creation with heart

Home Match links seniors with people who need an affordable place to live

Housemates Pierce Smith, 81, and Ed Taylor, 27, enjoy living together in Smith’s home in the Inner Sunset, via a program called Home Match, which pairs seniors with people looking for an affordable place to live. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A lot at 730 Stanyan St. is currently home to a safe sleeping site but will eventually be the site of a long anticipated affordable housing project. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A lot at 730 Stanyan St. is currently home to a safe sleeping site but will eventually be the site of a long anticipated affordable housing project. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Housing construction slowed overall in San Francisco in 2020, with affordable units hit especially hard. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

Report: City housing production down in 2020

While home sale prices went up last year, a new city report…

Housing construction slowed overall in San Francisco in 2020, with affordable units hit especially hard. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>
Tenants’ rights laws are often mysterious and written in language that confuses. (Shutterstock)

It’s not a good time to be a bad landlord

Tenant Relief Act, at last, is one positive thing for renters

Tenants’ rights laws are often mysterious and written in language that confuses. (Shutterstock)
Hunters Point homeowners Theo and Victoria Ellington are among plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Hunters Point developers Lennar Corporation and FivePoint Holdings.<ins></ins>

Hunters Point Shipyard residents settle with developer after cleanup scandal

Developers of the Hunters Point Shipyard have agreed to pay $6.3 million…

Hunters Point homeowners Theo and Victoria Ellington are among plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Hunters Point developers Lennar Corporation and FivePoint Holdings.<ins></ins>
John Yen Wong of the Asian Real Estate Association of America and Maeve Elise Brown of Housing and Economic Rights Advocates are calling for the government to assist affordable housing providers.<ins> (Courtesy photo)</ins>

Small landlords need government support

More must be done to ease affordable housing providers’ financial burden

John Yen Wong of the Asian Real Estate Association of America and Maeve Elise Brown of Housing and Economic Rights Advocates are calling for the government to assist affordable housing providers.<ins> (Courtesy photo)</ins>
Perceived supply and demand in the Bay Area’s expensive rental market can play a big part in determining what people pay. (Shutterstock)

Bay Area rental market is rebounding — but why?

Hearing about people leaving town can have as big an effect as actual economic factors

Perceived supply and demand in the Bay Area’s expensive rental market can play a big part in determining what people pay. (Shutterstock)
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)
While reports have indicated people are leaving The City in droves, it appears that those who can afford a single-family home of $3 million or more are staying – or arriving. (Shutterstock)

Not everyone is leaving San Francisco, as home sales soar

Business booming for high- high-end, single-family houses

While reports have indicated people are leaving The City in droves, it appears that those who can afford a single-family home of $3 million or more are staying – or arriving. (Shutterstock)
The University of California, San Francisco Parnassus campus is set to undergo a major expansion that includes hundreds of units of housing and a new hospital. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

UC Regents back Parnassus campus expansion in committee vote

Some regents echo city concerns about enforceability of benefits package agreement

The University of California, San Francisco Parnassus campus is set to undergo a major expansion that includes hundreds of units of housing and a new hospital. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
The City continues efforts to help residents in crisis due to the pandemic, it’s crucial that efforts are made to invest in, preserve and create affordable housing. (Shutterstock)

Housing security is fundamental to COVID-19 recovery

By Fernando Martí and Peter Cohen Housing security is the fundamental starting…

The City continues efforts to help residents in crisis due to the pandemic, it’s crucial that efforts are made to invest in, preserve and create affordable housing. (Shutterstock)
The UCSF Parnassus campus is set to receive an upgrade and expansion that includes a new hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City lacks the power to enforce deal with UCSF over Parnassus campus expansion

Supervisors seek more time to negotiate community benefits

The UCSF Parnassus campus is set to receive an upgrade and expansion that includes a new hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The UCSF Parnassus campus will see improvements including a new hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Affordability remains a concern for UCSF housing plan

University to build more than 1,200 units of housing as part of massive Parnassus campus expansion

The UCSF Parnassus campus will see improvements including a new hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The UCSF Parnassus campus on Friday, July 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

UCSF to build more than 1,200 units of workforce housing as part of deal reached with city

Massive expansion will add another 1.5 million square feet to Parnassus campus

The UCSF Parnassus campus on Friday, July 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
UCSF is planning a major expansion at its Parnassus Heights campus in District 5 that will add an additional 1.5 million square feet. (Courtesy photo)

Preston calls for hearing on UCSF Inner Sunset expansion

Supervisor Dean Preston on Tuesday called for a hearing on the planned…

UCSF is planning a major expansion at its Parnassus Heights campus in District 5 that will add an additional 1.5 million square feet. (Courtesy photo)
Without a database tracking rental housing, San Francisco will continue to be plagued by displacement and speculation that keep residents at risk. (Black Press file photo)

San Francisco needs a rental housing inventory

By Molly Goldberg, Kung Feng and Fernando Martí The housing affordability crisis…

Without a database tracking rental housing, San Francisco will continue to be plagued by displacement and speculation that keep residents at risk. (Black Press file photo)
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>