housing

11 Dec 2019

Berkeley BART Housing Battle Rages On

The topic of Bay Area housing development is complicated. Renters burdened by market rates lament the struggle. Communities resist aesthetic changes, especially when high-density proposals are made. Developers seek to maximize profits. Local governments battle between zoning determinations, pragmatic needs and neighborhood cultures. Although there is a sense of hope

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19 Nov 2019

Outer Sunset NIMBYs Mutilate Star Wars Metaphor to Stop a Building

A proposed 20-unit project in the Outer Sunset across 45th Avenue from Outerlands has gotten a local Green Party activist up in arms. The future 3945 Judah St., which would take up a vacant lot that was formerly a gas station, would basically be a model of transit-adjacent urban infill

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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25 Mar 2019

100,000 Homes Sit Empty in the San Francisco Bay Area

For those struggling to make it in such an expensive market, the figure’s shocking.

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15 Mar 2019

Want to Create Real Change in SF? Join the Civil Grand Jury

If any readers out there are looking around at San Francisco and feeling frustrated, outraged, and/or ready for some action, I have a potent suggestion to offer you: sign up for a year on the Civil Grand Jury. The Civil Grand Jury is a watchdog agency that investigates goings on

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28 Jun 2018

This Iron-clad Master Tenant Agreement May Save Your Housing & Freedom

Eviction is an extremely difficult and complex undertaking in the 7×7 square miles of San Francisco. But what do you do when you are just a master tenant and have a subtenant or squatting guest from hell? With approximately 73% of San Franciscans living in rent control units according to

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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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