Stories about Bay Area

Homelessness and the SF mayor’s race

Understanding the Homeless4mayor campaign, which is about self-determination for people who don't have homes

Scott Wiener’s war on local planning

His next round of housing bills force cities to accept growth and displacement—without giving them the money or tools to mitigate it

Responding to ICE raids: Power, not Panic

The Trump ICE raids are a real, frightening threat. Here's what advocates say we should do

EXCLUSIVE: Tenants living in squalid conditions in building owned by SF’s largest landlord

Complaints against Veritas include lead-contaminated water, broken elevators, broken pipes -- and oh, the rent is going up

Will SF allow the owner who evicted a 100-year-old to get a condo conversion permit?

Planning rules don't allow lucrative conversions after evictions -- so how can the Planning Commission allow Iris Canada's apartment to become a condo?

Ed Lee’s development legacy and the end of ‘balanced growth’

A serious reflection on how the mayor presided over evictions, displacement, and the greatest economic inequality in modern history

Our most-read stories of 2017

From the groundbreaking Women's March to the shocking death of Mayor Ed Lee, 48 Hills continued to cover the stories that mattered.

Low-income housing units lost in Oakland, study shows

Anti-eviction Mapping Project shows how housing for poor people is being replaced with housing for tech workers

Why workers had to strike in Oakland

Don't blame union members for a cost-of-living crisis that they didn't create

Little-known Yimby-developer bills will have big impact on local planning

Growth machine continues its attack on anything that stands in the way of more market-rate housing