Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Housing Rights Committee

Eviction, elder abuse, and homelessness

“I am being evicted from the home I was evicted to. I don’t know where to go now. I want to come back to Oakland, but if I do...

SF rent control turns 40

Sometimes even long-time San Franciscans take the city's rent control regulations for granted, but we need to remember that we have tenant projections today because ordinary people fought for...

BREAKING: Breed’s Rent Board appointee resigns

Reese Isbell, Mayor London Breed’s recent appointment to the Rent Board, resigned that position this afternoon, meaning the full Board of Supes won’t be voting Monday on rejecting his...

Supes vote on Breed’s Rent Board appointee will be political test

The full Board of Supes will be voting Tuesday/23 on the appointment of a supporter of Mayor Breed who has little connection with the organized tenant movement and no...

The bizarre argument in favor of Wiener’s housing bill

A Board of Supes committee has passed a resolution opposing SB 50, the Scott Wiener bill that would allow a lot more market-rate housing in California cities without any...

Breed Rent Board appointment raises issues for tenants

For 40 years, the process for selecting members of the San Francisco Rent Board has been pretty consistent. The board, which has the crucial (and often complex) job of overseeing...

Cops continue homeless sweeps, even in the cold rain

In the worst of the past month’s storms, San Francisco cops were confiscating the tents of homeless people on a routine basis, a top police official testified today. Commander David...

The Democrats in Sacramento want to deregulate housing — but that has never worked

Of all the information that came out of the hearing on homelessness last week, when several supervisors said the Mayor’s Office and its Department of Homelessness isn’t doing the job,...

Chilly reception for the new Monster in the Mission plan

Outside the packed Planning Commission hearing on the Monster in the Mission Thursday evening, I saw Tim Colen, senior advisor to the pro-development Housing Action Coalition, talking to a...

What the regional housing “compact” amounts to — so far

The first installment of my CASA story listed bills introduced in the state Legislature on December 3, most notably Scott Wiener’s do-over of his failed SB 827, SB 50,...