Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Housing Rights Committee

Halting the epidemic of housing demolitions

Supervisors Aaron Peskin and Rafael Mandelman introduced legislation today that could save thousands of units of rent-controlled housing and stop the epidemic of demolition and conversion of affordable housing...

Capturing Harvey Milk’s martyrdom and living legacy

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassinations of Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. (It's also the 10th anniversary of Milk, the movie that immortalized that dark moment...

Prop. C: The battle for the soul of San Francisco

The New American Oligarchy of Wealth and Privilege that seized control of the United States two years ago with the election of President Donald Trump and his Republican Congress...

We know how to control housing costs

Editors note: This is the testimony Professor Peter Dreier gave June 21 at a joint hearing of the state  Senate Judiciary Committee and the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community...

Tenants win major victory over speculators

San Francisco tenants won a major victory today when the supes – unanimously – agreed to stop speculators like Veritas from buying buildings and passing along their inflated mortgage...

SF supes oppose Wiener real-estate bill

The Board of Supes voted today to oppose State Senator Scott Wiener’s real-estate bill, SB 827, which would upzone most of San Francisco.  The discussion over the bill became a...

Tenant Troubles: Our legal correspondent is here to answer your renter questions

Editor's note: For years, tenant lawyer Dave Crow wrote a column for the SF Appeal on tenant issues. We are happy that he's back, now at 48hills, and will...

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

Fe Soledad’s day begins with making sure her son Vincent is ready to go to school before she heads off to work. Everything needs to be laid out carefully;...

How we beat Airbnb

San Francisco has set another first in the annals of the tech economy: a 50% reduction in the number of Airbnb listings for the City and County. The curious...

Planning Commission rejects condo application after 100-year-old was evicted

The San Francisco City Planning Commission unanimously rejected an attempt by the building owners who evicted 100-year-old Iris Canada to convert their property to condos after every single commissioner...