Sunday, May 16, 2021

Housing

Supes challenge planners over construction on toxic sites

Resolution points to Planning Department's record of allowing new luxury housing despite hazards. Plus: Why City College matters. That's The Agenda for May 3-9

Facebook’s housing echo chamber

Zuckerberg money funds news outlets that repeat Zuckerberg group's supply-side position on the housing crisis.

Money for ‘safe sleeping’ sites — or permanent supportive housing?

Legislation by Sup. Rafael Mandelman aims to get people off the streets -- but homeless advocates are not supporting it. That's The Agenda for April 18-25

Breed won’t promise to spend real-estate tax money on rent relief

The voters approved Prop. I last fall to support tenants and affordable housing, but the mayor says she will use the money for her own priorities.

Homeless people lack access to water

People on SF's streets can't even access the UN's minimum requirements for potable water, new report shows.

Inside the SIP hotels saga

How activists and some supes forced the city to put homeless people in hotel rooms.

Chiu, Wiener attack ‘left-right pincers’ on housing

Legislators decry alliance between progressive housing activists and 'Nimby' homeowners.

Supes reject condos where seniors were evicted

Crucial vote sends a message that a building cleared by the Ellis Act will never get a lucrative permit.

The bad narrative of ‘bad choices’

It's an easy way to look away and blame homelessness on poor people.

SF can buy housing for thousands of people, now.

With federal and local money, taking over hotels would cost a fraction of the price of building affordable housing.