housing

Millicent Johnson announced on Thursday, July 30 that she was stepping down from her position on the Planning Commission. (Courtesy photo)

Planning Commissioner steps down, giving Mayor Breed another vacancy to fill

Millicent Johnson departing to move to Oakland, start a philanthropic organization

Millicent Johnson announced on Thursday, July 30 that she was stepping down from her position on the Planning Commission. (Courtesy photo)
The Balboa Reservoir site, currently in use largely as a parking lot, could eventually hold a proposed 1,100 units of housing. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Approval looking likely for Balboa Reservoir development

Project would bring 1,100 units to 17.6 acre site near City Collegee

The Balboa Reservoir site, currently in use largely as a parking lot, could eventually hold a proposed 1,100 units of housing. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A 100-percent affordable housing complex at 1990 Folsom St. is one under construction by the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Funding for affordable housing expected to fall short of needs

San Francisco needs $517 million annually to reach its affordable housing goals,…

A 100-percent affordable housing complex at 1990 Folsom St. is one under construction by the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said the state would need more permanent action to prevent a wave of evictions and foreclosures. (Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom looking to federal aid for help with unemployment, evictions

With the $600 weekly unemployment bonus ending this weekend and tenants seeking…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said the state would need more permanent action to prevent a wave of evictions and foreclosures. (Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Balboa Reservoir project appeal filed by CCSF community members

Balboa Reservoir project appeal filed by CCSF community members

An appeal of the Balboa Reservoir project’s environmental review filed by City…

Balboa Reservoir project appeal filed by CCSF community members
A 31-story residential building is planned for a parking lot at 98 Franklin St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors delay major rezoning that would add thousands of housing units to ‘Hub’ area

Vote puts plan on hold while racial and social analysis is conducted

A 31-story residential building is planned for a parking lot at 98 Franklin St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Planning Commission approves expansion of educator, affordable housing program

Planning Commission approves expansion of educator, affordable housing program

The Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved an expansion of an affordable…

Planning Commission approves expansion of educator, affordable housing program
Groups representing apartment and real estate owners are suing to block a law prohibiting the eviction of tenants who cannot pay rent due to loss of income caused by coronavirus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Real estate industry sues over coronavirus eviction ban

Real estate industry groups filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to undo a…

Groups representing apartment and real estate owners are suing to block a law prohibiting the eviction of tenants who cannot pay rent due to loss of income caused by coronavirus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Dean Preston proposed a ban on evictions for tenants unable to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ban on coronavirus-related evictions moves forward

Supervisors will also weigh tax to generate funds for rent relief

Supervisor Dean Preston proposed a ban on evictions for tenants unable to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A man walks into the Balboa Reservoir parking lot near the CCSF Ocean campus on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Planning Commission greenlights 1,100 unit Balboa Reservoir project

Development near CCSF expected to include 50 percent below-market rate units

A man walks into the Balboa Reservoir parking lot near the CCSF Ocean campus on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Planning Commission approved the environmental impact report for a development plan that includes a project at 98 Franklin St.                                 Kevin N. Hume/ S.F. Examiner

Plan to increase density, height limits in ‘Hub’ area wins key approval

San Francisco planning officials on Thursday granted a key approval for a…

The San Francisco Planning Commission approved the environmental impact report for a development plan that includes a project at 98 Franklin St.                                 Kevin N. Hume/ S.F. Examiner
Construction continues on a building along Oak Street near a parking lot along Franklin Street on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

‘Hub’ plan at Market and Van Ness faces key vote

Project would make room for more than 15,000 more residents in the transit-rich area

Construction continues on a building along Oak Street near a parking lot along Franklin Street on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Deland Chan (Courtesy photo)

Former Chinatown CDC planner nominated to Planning Commission

Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee has nominated a former Chinatown Community…

Deland Chan (Courtesy photo)
The City runs six golf courses, five in San Francisco and another in Pacifica. (Courtesy photo)

Constructive Criticism: Keep SF golf courses closed

Golf courses are an inefficient use of land and money that could be better used for housing.

The City runs six golf courses, five in San Francisco and another in Pacifica. (Courtesy photo)
An SRO building at 790 Vallejo St. near the intersection with Powell Street on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)                                The Department of Building Inspection has issued a citation to the owner of a residential hotel at 790 Vallejo St. over alleged failures to properly sanitize common areas. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SRO owner cited for failure to sanitize common areas

Company first to be cited under coronavirus health order

An SRO building at 790 Vallejo St. near the intersection with Powell Street on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)                                The Department of Building Inspection has issued a citation to the owner of a residential hotel at 790 Vallejo St. over alleged failures to properly sanitize common areas. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A project approved in December at 2300 Harrison St., the former headquarters of Lyft, allows a total of 95,00 square feet of office space and 24 dwelling units. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

New restrictions on office space in new Mission District developments move forward

Proposal came after approval of controversial project at 2300 Harrison St.

A project approved in December at 2300 Harrison St., the former headquarters of Lyft, allows a total of 95,00 square feet of office space and 24 dwelling units. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Lucky Penny at Masonic Avenue and Geary Boulevard closed in 2015. The site is set to be redeveloped into housing.                                 Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

Project wins approval at Lucky Penny site with no affordable housing

Development was originally slated to include 23 percent below-market units

The Lucky Penny at Masonic Avenue and Geary Boulevard closed in 2015. The site is set to be redeveloped into housing.                                 Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
The proposed Balboa Reservoir housing development would include up to 1,100 homes. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Approval process for Balboa Reservoir project gets underway

The mixed-use development would turn 17 acres of public land into housing by CCSF

The proposed Balboa Reservoir housing development would include up to 1,100 homes. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an order on Friday placing what was described as a moratorium on evictions, but advocates say it does not actually provide sufficient protections for tenants. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/POOL/TNS)

Confusion swirls over uneven eviction protections as rent collection begins

Housing advocates warn some type of rental assistance or forgiveness will be necessary

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an order on Friday placing what was described as a moratorium on evictions, but advocates say it does not actually provide sufficient protections for tenants. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/POOL/TNS)
Supervisors back rent and mortgage payment moratorium

Supervisors back rent and mortgage payment moratorium

The moratorium would forgive all payments to prevent debt accumulation

Supervisors back rent and mortgage payment moratorium