housing

22 Jun 2018

The New SF Owner Move In Laws Might Keep You in Your Home

Ask a Tenant Attorney is your chance to learn how to survive as a tenant in San Francisco. Each month Tenant’s Rights Attorney Daniel Wayne addresses a different issue for residential tenants. For more information about Daniel and his firm, check out his website at www.wayne-law.com. Have a suggestion for a landlord-tenant topic you want Daniel

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07 Jun 2018

SF Artists Courageously Fight Back Against Serial Evictor in the Mission

The artists fight back in the mission with a pr barrage against a landlord who wants to evict educators, artists, Latinx seniors & persons with disabilities

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26 Jan 2018

Could a Housing Bill Fight Segregation in San Francisco?

Senator Scott Wiener recently announced Senate Bill 827, which would enable denser housing construction around major transit stations and frequently used bus stops. Most California communities limit the number of Californians who can live near public transportation through low-density zoning. SB 827 is a major blow to low-density zoning, which

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25 Jan 2018

Your Need to Know News for the week of Jan. 19 – Jan. 25, 2018

“It was the best of the times, it was the worst of times.” The past week of news has been both inspiring and frighteningly destructive on different fronts. Here, we’ll try to wrap up some of the best, worst and weird stories impacting the country and the Bay. All that

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06 Jan 2017

The American Dream of Homeownership is Just That – A Dream

When you grow up you buy a home, they say. Work hard and save up; it’s a great investment, they say. By they, I mean our parents, but unfortunately for us, in this instance, this is not their generation. Our parents generation was: go to school, get a degree, get

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09 Dec 2016

Housing Law That Protects Artists is Needed Now in the Bay Area

The tragedy in Oakland has caused tremendous pain, loss, and fear.  In its wake, the artistic communities both in the Bay Area and abroad morn the brutal loss of life and also fear for the future.  Artist collectives in the Bay Area and across the United States have come under threat

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26 Oct 2016

Evicted Area Musicians Make Home in Giant Guitar Installation

Guest Post by Sara Aboulafia Popular local folk-pop duo He and Her have devised a characteristically creative solution to their recent eviction woes. Juan Velasquez and Kerri Johannsen had been living for three years in a rent-controlled Mission one-bedroom apartment when their landlord, Vaughan R. Lee, forced them out to move

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09 Apr 2015

Rent Is Too Damn High in New York City…even for Toys “R” Us

For most New Yorkers rental payments come too soon and the cost cannot make up for what their paychecks can account for. City life has always been about connections, culture, and easy access to transportation and health care. But few people thought that this would come at the great cost of unbearable living spaces. Apartment sharing, unsafe

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