housing

Greedy developers and venture capitalists like Ron Conway are often blamed for The City’s growing housing crisis, but the San Francisco Association of Realtors deserves to shoulder some of the responsibility. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)

‘The Realtors Association Can’

“The Realtors Association Can” (to the tune of “The Candy Man Can”)…

Greedy developers and venture capitalists like Ron Conway are often blamed for The City’s growing housing crisis, but the San Francisco Association of Realtors deserves to shoulder some of the responsibility. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)
Iris Canada, a 99 year- old woman faces an eviction at the Western Addition apartment where she has lived since the 1950's.  Canada sits in front of 400 McAllister during a press conference Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Long-time Western Addition resident engaged in eviction battle

A 99-year-old woman is fighting eviction from her Western Addition home as…

Iris Canada, a 99 year- old woman faces an eviction at the Western Addition apartment where she has lived since the 1950's.  Canada sits in front of 400 McAllister during a press conference Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A city report says San Francisco's current system for caring for the homeless needs to adapt to the needs of older homeless people. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Report: SF needs to adapt services for an aging homeless population

San Francisco’s existing system of care for homeless residents was never designed…

A city report says San Francisco's current system for caring for the homeless needs to adapt to the needs of older homeless people. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
The Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the latest Housing Balance Report on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Latest housing balance report shows SF still losing affordable homes

San Francisco has gained or approved for construction more than 10,000 affordable…

The Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the latest Housing Balance Report on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
In this file photo from Nov. 1, 2015, about 200 protesters organized outside Redwood City City Hall, calling for rent stabilization and eviction policies to relieve residents of an eviction epidemic. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Tenant protections may head to voters in Peninsula cities

As Peninsula cities increasingly fail to enact new tenant protection laws, those…

In this file photo from Nov. 1, 2015, about 200 protesters organized outside Redwood City City Hall, calling for rent stabilization and eviction policies to relieve residents of an eviction epidemic. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Decade of tracking homeless deaths in SF sheds light on imperfect system

Note to Readers: This story is part of a package investigating the…

A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The project at 22 Franklin St. will go before the Planning Commission Thursday, March 31. (Rendering courtesy Planning Department)

Another car-free residential building signals shift away from parking

San Francisco’s development boom is no secret, but a new trend also…

The project at 22 Franklin St. will go before the Planning Commission Thursday, March 31. (Rendering courtesy Planning Department)
Some residential projects underway in SoMa and in the Mission may be subject to new affordable housing requirements, prompting some housing advocates to cry foul, saying the new rules could hinder construction. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

New affordable housing rules head to Planning Commission

Should residential projects already planned in the Mission and South of Market…

Some residential projects underway in SoMa and in the Mission may be subject to new affordable housing requirements, prompting some housing advocates to cry foul, saying the new rules could hinder construction. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Construction equipment sits at the former site of the now-demolished 320 Esplanade Ave apartment building. The building at 310 Esplanade Ave., which was yellow tagged and evacuated in late January, can be seen in the background. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pacifica upholds yellow tagging of cliffside apartments

The latest chapter in the saga of Pacifica’s endangered cliffside apartment buildings…

Construction equipment sits at the former site of the now-demolished 320 Esplanade Ave apartment building. The building at 310 Esplanade Ave., which was yellow tagged and evacuated in late January, can be seen in the background. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
An amendment to San Francisco's administrative code could prevent educators from certain no-fault evictions during the school year. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Teachers could be exempt from no-fault evictions during school year

Evicting teachers who live and work in San Francisco for reasons beyond…

An amendment to San Francisco's administrative code could prevent educators from certain no-fault evictions during the school year. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Bay Area home sales increase slightly in February

Sales of new and existing homes in the Bay Area last month…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Proposal could create 33K new rent-controlled homes

San Francisco may allow property owners throughout The City to create accessory…

Westside San Francisco, where homes are detached with lawns on four sides in District 7. (Joel P. Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Go west, new housing — within reason

Venture west of Twin Peaks and you will discover something very curious…

Westside San Francisco, where homes are detached with lawns on four sides in District 7. (Joel P. Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Volunteer gardener Jim Donahue works

Surplus land explored for housing

San Francisco voters prioritized creating below-market-rate housing on public land in November…

Volunteer gardener Jim Donahue works
Following the demolition of Candlestick Park in July, pictured, development giant Lennar Urban is seeking The City’s approval to construct a new neighborhood that includes housing, retail space, offices and two large-scale venues. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Planning Commission to consider changes to Candlestick Point development

The first major changes to a development agreement for Candlestick Point are…

Following the demolition of Candlestick Park in July, pictured, development giant Lennar Urban is seeking The City’s approval to construct a new neighborhood that includes housing, retail space, offices and two large-scale venues. (Mike Koozmin/2015 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 Mission Bay development between the San Francisco Bay and Interstate 280 will create 6,000 housing units, including 1,700 moderate- and low-income housing units. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Fate of development incentives on hold until February

San Francisco needs more below--market--rate homes, but enticing developers to build such…

A Mission Bay development between the San Francisco Bay and Interstate 280 will create 6,000 housing units, including 1,700 moderate- and low-income housing units. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner file photo)

Millions of dollars in Airbnb revenue comes from full-time short-term rentals, study shows

Nearly a third of the revenue generated by San Francisco-based home-sharing giant…

(Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner file photo)
Demonstrators gather at San Francisco City Hall on May 8, 2015, asking lawmakers for a moratorium on evictions and market-rate housing development in the Mission district. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Latinos to decide who to be pawns of

San Francisco’s working-class Latinos have a veritable catch 22 before them: Do…

Demonstrators gather at San Francisco City Hall on May 8, 2015, asking lawmakers for a moratorium on evictions and market-rate housing development in the Mission district. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The proposed Warriors arena in Mission Bay is located at Third and 16th streets. Courtesy rendering

Top 5 development stories of 2015: housing, hospitals and hearings

It would be an understatement to say housing and development were among…

The proposed Warriors arena in Mission Bay is located at Third and 16th streets. Courtesy rendering