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Moms 4 Housing bill expanded

Bill would give land trusts, co-ops and affordable housing developers the right to buy vacant buildings.

Mohammed Nuru’s worst offense

Under Nuru, DPW routinely violated the rights of homeless people.

Moms 4 Housing spurs right-to-purchase law in Oakland

City Council to consider bill that would give renters the right to buy their units to prevent speculators from flipping

Supes approve City College money; will mayor veto?

Money to prevent class cuts gets 7-4 approval, but chancellor shows no signs of wanting to accept it.

Could SF take over thousands of rent-controlled apartments?

Preston wants the city to put together a bid for some of the 2,164 units that a huge landlord has suddenly put on the market.

Oakland moms make national statement with housing victory

Deal to put vacant Oakland home in a land trust sparks national discussion over real-estate speculation and vacant houses.

Walton wants SF to get serious about reparations

Supe creating task force to look at how the city can pay back the Black community for 400 years of slavery.

Police Commission votes against using cops to address homelessness

Measure seeks to move the city away from sweeps and law-enforcement approaches to people living on the streets.

Breed talks tough on homelessness — while sweeps continue

'Sweeps kill' fliers drop from City Hall balcony while mayor makes inauguration speech calling for 'tough love.'

Protesters shut down Wiener at SB50 press conference

Anti-displacement activists demand affordable housing and denounce private-market speculation.