Stories about Housing

Homeless people — in cages

A poverty scholars national tour finds people locked up in St. Petersburg.

The view from a homeless shelter

I am employed. I am clean. I have been living in a shelter for three years. I can't even go home when I'm sick or tired. Will someone give me a chance?

SF to pay $13.1 million to man who was framed by cops

Settlement ends the horror story that was the Jamal Trulove case -- but none of the people charged with putting an innocent man in jail has faced any discipline. Plus: The right sign for the Harvey Milk Terminal and report that shows where the real housing crisis is. That's The Agenda for March 18-24

Two oversight hearings sidetracked when mayoral staffers don’t show

Peskin says it's "bizarre and unacceptable" that the Mayor's Office couldn't get a key person to a committee hearing.

Could SF tax new IPO wealth?

Sup. Gordon Mar is raising the issue -- and asking about how to make sure the tech companies pay for the impacts they are having on the city.

How the Twitter tax break continues to damage San Francisco …

... plus big city contracts that never got the proper oversight, smoking weed in public -- and Scott Wiener's plan to further gentrify San Francisco. That's The Agenda for March 11-17

Cops continue homeless sweeps, even in the cold rain

Tents are still being confiscated despite dangerous weather, police official admits at public hearing.

The inhumanity of homeless ‘sweeps’

When did taking people's possessions, destroying their shelter, and leaving them to suffer in the rain become the new normal?

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

The 'grand bargain' for Bay Area housing is a sham -- the developers get what they want, vulnerable communities get nothing. And homelessness continues to increase.

Breed may not be opposed in November—but her policies will be

In D5, the mayor's appointee faces a serious challenge. Her candidate for district attorney does, too. And if she appoints a political crony as public defender, the allies of Jeff Adachi will almost certainly mount a challenger.