rent control

To really address homelessness, The City needs to double the amount of housing available to homeless people in San Francisco by building new affordable units for very low-income residents with on-site supportive services. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Ending homelessness with … housing

The first step of any plan to end homelessness needs to be…

 

In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, Charles Edwards looks over his model train layout in Alameda. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Rent control spreads from pricey San Francisco to suburbs

ALAMEDA — Charles Edwards is a merry self-described hillbilly from Tennessee who…

 

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…

 

The Board of Supervisors will also be discussing how to help people who are already homeless. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. EXAMINER)

SF supes debate boosting tenants’ rights and discuss homeless strategies

The debate resumes today before a Board of Supervisors committee over whether…

The Board of Supervisors will also be discussing how to help people who are already homeless. (Mike Koozmin/2014 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
Mayor Ed Lee announced on Wednesday The City’s purchase of a parcel at 490 South Van Ness Ave., above, to build no less than 72 below-market-rate family rental units. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

First-ever housing balance report shows SF needs to better preserve below-market-rate homes

San Francisco needs to better preserve its below-market-rate housing while building more…

Mayor Ed Lee announced on Wednesday The City’s purchase of a parcel at 490 South Van Ness Ave., above, to build no less than 72 below-market-rate family rental units. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Just-cause eviction policy proposed as alternative solution

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors recently held a special study…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerMany blame tech workers

Is rent control hurting San Francisco’s middle class?

The menace in 1999 was the SUV. It was a symbol of…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerMany blame tech workers
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Byers family gathers belongings last week while preparing to leave their $2

With no rent control, tenants losing grip on single-family homes

The housing market’s ebbs and flows sent Charles and Christine Byers bouncing…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Byers family gathers belongings last week while preparing to leave their $2
Associated PressEviction notices in San Francisco are at a twelve-year high.

Tenant ousters reach 12-year high as market gets increasingly tight

Evictions from San Francisco homes have increased to levels not seen since…

Associated PressEviction notices in San Francisco are at a twelve-year high.
S.F. Examiner file photoBuilding owners are allowed to pass the cost of required seismic upgrades on to renters

San Francisco aiming to ease rent-hike jolts from seismic upgrades

Owners of San Francisco buildings most likely to collapse during a major…

S.F. Examiner file photoBuilding owners are allowed to pass the cost of required seismic upgrades on to renters

Seismic upgrades costly but needed

San Franciscans are now debating how to pay for seismic upgrades to…