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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...

Key rent control bill dies in Assembly committee

The effort to allow cities to impose effective rent controls failed in a state Assembly committee today after two Democrats refused to vote for the bill. The repeal of the...

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

The SF Planning Commission is set to vote Thursday/11 on allowing the owners of the building where Iris Canada was evicted to convert to condominiums. The centenarian died shortly after...

Tenants call out Chiu on key rent-control measure

A group of San Francisco tenants and advocates delivered an eviction warning to Assemblymember David Chiu today, urging that he help push a repeal of the notorious Costa-Hawkins bill...