Stories about Peskin

Five supes push to put homeless in vacant hotel rooms

Plan would immediately take thousands off the streets and reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission.

City starts to plan for coronavirus in homeless and SRO communities

Some steps to allow isolation and care -- but advocates say it's still short of what's needed.

Stopping evictions and price-gouging in the coronavirus crisis

Plus: the need for an arts, worker, and small-business bailout—and the mayor will get asked about corruption. That's The Agenda for March 9-15.

Castro march a ‘funeral’ for vacant storefronts

Landlord greed is devastating the community, activists say. A colorful event drew awareness to the problem.

The latest way VC and tech disruptors are attacking SF’s housing stock

Corporate rentals have become a threat to long-term affordable housing -- thanks to vulture start-ups.

Giving the supes more investigative power …

... plus limiting corporate rentals and some oversight on the Right to Counsel law. That's The Agenda for Feb. 23-March 1.

The fix was in: Mayor appoints political ally to run city planning

'Indefensible' appointment puts private-sector housing ally in key position as city faces massive displacement issues.

Doesn’t anyone have any questions for the mayor?

Plus: Tightening the rules on stealth evictions. That's The Agenda for Feb 9-16.

Supes approve City College money; will mayor veto?

Money to prevent class cuts gets 7-4 approval, but chancellor shows no signs of wanting to accept it.

How corporate rentals are taking away rent-controlled housing

Planning Commission hearing sheds some light on the latest way landlords are making money by not renting to people who need a place to live in San Francisco.