Housing

04 May 2020

Supervisor Preston Wants to Double Real Estate Tax for SF’s Most Wealthy

Dean Preston has always been on the side of renters in San Francisco. Before being elected to the Board of Supervisors he founded and ran Tenants Together, California’s only statewide renters’ rights organization. He was also instrumental in getting 2018’s Proposition F passed, which gave anyone in San Francisco facing

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15 Apr 2020

Why You Can’t Be Evicted During COVID & What To Do If You Can’t Pay Rent

San Francisco, along with most cities in the US, have enacted an ‘eviction moratorium’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This means that residential and commercial tenants cannot be evicted during the coronavirus outbreak, including for non-payment of rent.  The eviction moratorium is currently effective through June 21, 2020 in San

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13 Apr 2020

Mission District Landlord Still Kicking Out Small Businesses During Eviction Moratorium

Mayor Breed declared a moratorium on commercial evictions shortly after shelter-in-place went into effect, a bold move to help shut-down small businesses survive when unable to pay rent on April 1. Well, April 1 came and went and most businesses still have a glimmer of hope for survival to someday

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06 Apr 2020

Why Is SF Putting Homeless People into This Mass Indoor Camp?

Street Sheet just broke this story about how Mayor Breed has opted to use Moscone Center as a big indoor camp for San Francisco’s homeless population. While initially it sounds like a good idea to stop the spread of coronavirus, the details unfortunately prove otherwise. In fact, there’s a ton of

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19 Mar 2020

Tenant Info: The Government Response to Evictions During this Pandemic

Many people are already feeling the economic crush of shuttering businesses, and the decrease in customers. While this continues to be a developing situation each day, lawmakers on the federal, state and local level have turned some attention to the question of evictions.

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16 Sep 2019

The Bay Area’s Housing Crisis Could be Alleviated by developing Marin County

Marin County, the wealthiest of the North Bay’s four counties, and one of the wealthiest in the United States, is largely untouched, and undeveloped. As a result, Marin County is gorgeous. It has rolling hills that trail down from picturesque Mt. Tamalpais, redwood trees, miles of coastline on the Pacific,

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11 Jul 2019

What San Francisco Renters Should Know About AirBnB

Ask a Tenants Right’s Lawyer is your chance to learn how to survive as a renter in San Francisco.  Attorney Daniel Wayne has the information you need to keep you in your home.  This month’s topic: the state of airbnb and short term rentals in San Francisco. Got a question? Send an

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17 Jun 2019

Even Vallejo is Feeling the Ravages of Gentrification

Yes, not all suburbs are Walnut Creek or Palo Alto, some are filled with people who live by modest means, and even in these less-than-posh suburban landscapes, Bay Area gentrification can rear its ugly head.

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