housing

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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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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