San Francisco housing

San Francisco Unified School District teachers, faculty and supporters rally in front of 555 Franklin Street the administration offices of the school district demanding higher pay to counter the rising cost of living. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Judge blocks SF law that provides eviction protections for teachers

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has blocked a city ordinance protecting…

 

Judge grants motion ordering SF landlord not to discriminate against Section 8 tenants

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has granted an injunction against a…

 

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…

 

Marcelina Maldonado and her 7-year-old son Luis at Hamilton Family Center, 255 Hyde St. in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The Maldonado family is receiving housing assistance from the Hamilton Family Center.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless families in SF decrease significantly

Type of unit: apartment Number of bedrooms/bathrooms: 0/1 Location: San Francisco Monthly…

Marcelina Maldonado and her 7-year-old son Luis at Hamilton Family Center, 255 Hyde St. in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The Maldonado family is receiving housing assistance from the Hamilton Family Center.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A gas station and car wash at the corner of Oak and Divisadero streets. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Neighbors want more below-market-rate units in proposed SF development

Residents are generally supportive of a proposed mixed-use development that would replace…

A gas station and car wash at the corner of Oak and Divisadero streets. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Wiener: With rejection of Mission moratorium, let’s move forward with solutions

On Tuesday night, the Board of Supervisors rejected a moratorium on new…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Civic Center Hotel

In SF, any old slum is a hot property

San Francisco is so desirable a place to live these days, it…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Civic Center Hotel
Mike Koozmin/The s.f. ExaminerStartupHouse at 934 Howard St. has a ground-level common area and bunk beds on another. There has been at least one formal complaint.

Some tech communes in SF play by the rules

The Negev tech communes may be among the most violation-filled operations of…

Mike Koozmin/The s.f. ExaminerStartupHouse at 934 Howard St. has a ground-level common area and bunk beds on another. There has been at least one formal complaint.
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerVenn on Market

Middle-class housing in SF lags behind homes for rich or poor

If construction trends in San Francisco in the past year continue, much…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerVenn on Market
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/2013 S.F. EXAMINER file photoA new development next to the 16th Street BART station is being fought by some in the Mission community.

Mixed-use development at Mission BART plaza scrutinized at school board committee meeting

A school board committee meeting saw more drama than usual Monday night…

MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER file photoA new development next to the 16th Street BART station is being fought by some in the Mission community.
courtesy Maureen FuttnerBrian and Regina Lee are leaving The City for the Bay Meadows housing development in San Mateo.

SF can learn from housing initiatives in neighboring cities

If we fear wealthy newcomers who drive up rents and alter neighborhood…

courtesy Maureen FuttnerBrian and Regina Lee are leaving The City for the Bay Meadows housing development in San Mateo.
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerDeann Sonoda

Amid population boom, many homeowners are selling and leaving SF

When Deann and Jason Sonoda sold their 2,000-square-foot condo in the Haight…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerDeann Sonoda
CHRIS ROBERTS/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

SF takes smart first step in regulating tech shuttles

The pilot program that will charge fees for tech shuttles —along with…

CHRIS ROBERTS/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
Cindy Chew/2009 s.f. Examiner file photoRising rents and a shortage of housing in San Francisco have spurred advocates for tenants to seek change.

SF tenant advocates hoping voters will endorse more protections

San Francisco tenant advocates are reaching out to residents in rental-heavy neighborhoods…

Cindy Chew/2009 s.f. Examiner file photoRising rents and a shortage of housing in San Francisco have spurred advocates for tenants to seek change.
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerMelissa LaBonge of The City has a well-paid job that puts her solidly in the middle class

Are you part of San Francisco’s disappearing middle class?

Melissa LaBonge is among a disappearing group of San Franciscans. The 38-year-old…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerMelissa LaBonge of The City has a well-paid job that puts her solidly in the middle class
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco's rate of population growth is among the highest in the state.

SF must take a longer view when it comes to planning for the future

When people talk about the future of San Francisco, they mostly take…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco's rate of population growth is among the highest in the state.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerMary Watkins

Residents concerned about homes, rent as S.F. complex undergoes changes

Mary Watkins has lived in the same Western Addition apartment for 47…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerMary Watkins
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoMore than half the homes under construction in early 2013 were in developments of at least 250 units

San Francisco at 1 million: Can city’s housing supply keep up with demand?

The signs have been there for a couple of years, and there’s…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoMore than half the homes under construction in early 2013 were in developments of at least 250 units
Juan Pardo/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Balboa Reservoir is land The City is considering selling for development.

S.F. wise to look to own land to ease housing crisis

One issue facing San Francisco when it comes to new development is…

Juan Pardo/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Balboa Reservoir is land The City is considering selling for development.