Housing

Campaign money and what it shows: District 7

The latest campaign finance reports—which show a lot about how state and local races are shaping up—are now on file, and they indicate some important, if unsurprising, patterns. We will...

A free fridge opens in the Mission

Days before Mayor London Breed declared the shelter-in-place order back in March, Gabriela Alemán was already trying to figure out how her older neighbors could get food without exposing...

Bill that could cost SF $50 million up for key Assembly vote

A bill that could cost San Francisco as much as $50 million in lost affordable housing money comes before a key state Assembly committee tomorrow, and the chair, SF’s...

City Planning (finally) admits it has a problem

The Land Use and Transportation Committee hearing this week was remarkable: For the first time ever, as far as I can remember, the Planning Department admitted that it has...

Tenants harassed by construction work during COVID

In her 27 years as a tenant on Leavenworth, Andrea Carla Michaels has had few issues with any of her landlords. Now she is the only one of six tenants...

The Chron gives up on homelessness

You have to go pretty deep into the Chron’s annual series on homelessness to find anything very useful, but I read it all, and I found it – deep...

Tenants block Oakland landlord from sending speculators to inspect apartments

It was a musical morning on Thursday at 444 28th Street in West Oakland where tenants, community organizers from the ACCE Institute and the Black Housing Union, and the...

Appeals Court upholds Prop. C in major win for local tax measures

Less than a week after hearing oral arguments on the validity of the city’s big-business tax to fund homeless programs, a unanimous panel of the state Court of Appeal...

Appeals Court hears arguments on SF tax on big businesses

A California Court of Appeal panel yesterday heard oral arguments on a lawsuit seeking to block the city from collecting taxes from the biggest corporations in town to fund...

Homeless sweeps come back to the Tenderloin

“They came by and took our tents, said we had to go and not come back or we would be arrested -- you know a sweep" said Johnell, 48, a...