San Francisco housing crisis

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThat big nondescript building? Some call it Fox Plaza

I Drive SF: The displacement narrative in a cab

San Francisco is like a drug. When it gets inside you, each…

 

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerNeighborhoods such as the Sunset are already tightly packed

Cottage industry: The ups and downs of building backyard homes in SF

The simplest solution to San Francisco's housing crisis, development advocates say, is…

 

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee has proposed an additional $48.1 million investment into San Francisco's public transit system.

SF mayor’s State of the City to focus on new housing solutions

Heading into what may be an uncontested re-election year, Mayor Ed Lee…

 

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerLatonia Williams

Helping Hands: Longtime SF homeless family services provider sees record caseloads

Helping Hands Editor’s Note: This is the last in a five-part series…

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Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAlon Gutman stands outside of The Park Hotel at 1040 Folsom Street as he speaks to a construction worker

Residents moving out of violation-plagued SF tech communes

On a lightly rainy evening last week, a handful of residents at…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAlon Gutman stands outside of The Park Hotel at 1040 Folsom Street as he speaks to a construction worker
MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERThe median home price in the San Francisco metro area is just more than $1 million

Report: SF is nation’s least affordable home-buying market

Those in the middle class, that shrinking and ever malleable American identifier,…

MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERThe median home price in the San Francisco metro area is just more than $1 million
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThere are 69 below-market-rate units that will be part of the 282-unit Avant Housing development at 900 Folsom St. in South of Market.

SF’s below-market-rate housing lottery is laborious process that leaves many behind

A woman stands on stage in the auditorium at the San Francisco…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThere are 69 below-market-rate units that will be part of the 282-unit Avant Housing development at 900 Folsom St. in South of Market.
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerA four-story building that will have 12 new housing units is slated for a 30-foot-wide parking lot near the U.S. Highway 101 offramp at Ninth and Bryant streets.

SF apartment project planned near freeway

The intersection of Ninth and Bryant streets — where U.S. Highway 101…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerA four-story building that will have 12 new housing units is slated for a 30-foot-wide parking lot near the U.S. Highway 101 offramp at Ninth and Bryant streets.
Mike  koozmin/2013 S.f. Examiner file photo

New report highlights SF shortfall in below-market-rate housing

San Francisco may be a leader in California when it comes to…

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Nathaniel Y. Downes/special to the s.f. examinerBernard Strong stands in his unit at Winton Hotel

After SF residents’ actions improve dismal SRO units, they could be without homes

For four years, William Masone, a laid-off social worker for San Francisco…

Nathaniel Y. Downes/special to the s.f. examinerBernard Strong stands in his unit at Winton Hotel
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoNew housing is under construction in San Francisco.

SF adds 2,290 housing units so far this year in quest to reach 30,000 goal by 2020

New units of housing are rising in San Francisco at a record…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoNew housing is under construction in San Francisco.
Mike Koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoThe condos at 8 Octavia St. could contribute to Mayor Ed Lee’s goal of having 30

SF grand jury looks into feasibility of mayor’s 30,000-unit housing goal

Mayor Ed Lee in January said 30,000 housing units would be built…

Mike Koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoThe condos at 8 Octavia St. could contribute to Mayor Ed Lee’s goal of having 30
Juan Pardo/Special to the S.f. ExaminerTenant Praveen Sinha walks down a hall at 2976 23rd St.

Under new model with nonprofits, SF covers down payment on housing property purchases

The deal that saved 16 tenants of a Mission district apartment complex…

Juan Pardo/Special to the S.f. ExaminerTenant Praveen Sinha walks down a hall at 2976 23rd St.
mike koozmin/2013 S.f. Examiner file photoTenants facing evictions or unlawful rent hikes could see monthslong wait times to have their case reviewed due to a heavy workload for the San Francisco Rent Board.

Dot-com-era Bennett Lofts live-work units clash with SF’s current housing crisis

Live-work lofts were a flashpoint during San Francisco’s first dot-com boom over…

mike koozmin/2013 S.f. Examiner file photoTenants facing evictions or unlawful rent hikes could see monthslong wait times to have their case reviewed due to a heavy workload for the San Francisco Rent Board.
mike koozmin/2013 S.f. Examiner file photoTenants facing evictions or unlawful rent hikes could see monthslong wait times to have their case reviewed due to a heavy workload for the San Francisco Rent Board.

SF evictions keep rising, latest report shows

Dot-com days are here again, much to the chagrin of San Francisco…

mike koozmin/2013 S.f. Examiner file photoTenants facing evictions or unlawful rent hikes could see monthslong wait times to have their case reviewed due to a heavy workload for the San Francisco Rent Board.

Increasing housing without building more in SF is a sensible approach

The housing needs of San Francisco are legendary, and with the economic…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.f. Examiner“This is a major legal victory that protects affordable housing at a time when San Francisco desperately needs it. The displacement of Western Addition tenants from more than 1

Hundreds of SF residents’ homes saved from condo conversion

A six-year court battle over the future of a huge apartment complex…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.f. Examiner“This is a major legal victory that protects affordable housing at a time when San Francisco desperately needs it. The displacement of Western Addition tenants from more than 1
Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoMayor Ed Lee announced his executive directive for housing

SF rental stock directive met with some resistance

Early last month, The City’s bureaucratic gears shifted to quicken how regulators…

Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoMayor Ed Lee announced his executive directive for housing

Proposal to impose tax on real estate speculation receives high marks

A tax on real estate speculation received overwhelming support over other potential…

Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. EXaminer file photoGen Fujioka

SF lawmaker introduces bill targeting Ellis Act loopholes

Legislation expected to be unveiled today by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San…

Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. EXaminer file photoGen Fujioka