Monday, April 19, 2021

Housing

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.

SPUR, Yimbys say stealth state laws can force more housing

But what happens if developers don't want to build anything but luxury condos -- and maybe not even those?

Supes move to open more hotel rooms for homeless

Legislation could set up another confrontation with Mayor Breed, who wants to wind down the hotel program.

The next battle for People’s Park

Once again, UC is displacing people to expand its campus. It's a pattern.

A heroic CD makes life on the streets a bit easier

Street Sheet vendors now have another product to sell—and it's made a huge difference.

Supes to push for more hotel rooms for unhoused

The feds will pay for 100 percent of the cost -- so why is the Breed Administration moving so slowly?