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Landlord seizes 100-year-old woman’s possessions

Iris Canada, the 100-year-old woman who was just evicted from her Page Street home, was back in the hospital Tuesday night when a team...

Sheriff evicts 100-year-old

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office quietly showed up at the home of Iris Canada this morning at around 11:30 and changed the locks. Canada,...

Can burned-out SRO housing units be saved?

This is what we all feared after the huge fire on 29th and Mission. A building with a (great) taco place, and a greatly missed...

Who wants to evict a 100-year-old?

Peter Owens feels hurt. That’s what he said in the courtroom to Tommi Avicolli Mecca, a tenant-rights activist. Mecca has spent months fighting for...

Mayor cuts homeless prevention money; hundreds at risk

  Eduardo Pubill once shared a beer with Ringo Starr. He’s been a New York theater stagehand, a chef, a merchant seaman, and a cook...

Five ways to fight illegal Airbnb units

Despite the rhetoric coming out from moderates in City Hall or from Airbnb itself, illegal short-term rentals are still a problem for San Francisco...

A militant in pink slippers: Remembering an eviction fighter

  Mary Elizabeth Phillips was the reluctant media star of San Francisco’s eviction epidemic. And now, she has quietly passed into the vibrant history of...

Who is moving into — and out of — SF?

Everywhere in San Francisco today, people are talking about the housing crisis. You can’t turn on the radio or read the news or see...

Obama’s supply-side toolkit attacks local housing policy

On September 27th the Obama administration released a "Housing Development Toolkit" promoting a deregulation program for market rate housing development at the local level....

Landlord tries to justify evicting 100-year-old

Iris Canada’s story has been in the media a lot in the past six months, ever since that afternoon in March when her niece,...