Stories about Poor

The flaws in Stanford’s anti-rent-control study

Two economists argue that rent control raises housing costs -- but that assumes we allow speculators to evict tenants

Special Report: Ed Lee’s police legacy

As the candidates for mayor talk about police reform, we look back at what went wrong under the last administration

Yimbyism and the cruel irony of metropolitan history

To reckon with the current housing crisis, we must inquire into our country’s metropolitan history.

A challenge to sitting judges — and the secretive judicial system

Four public defenders take on the entire political and judicial establishment in an effort of bring reform to the courts

Homelessness and the SF mayor’s race

Understanding the Homeless4mayor campaign, which is about self-determination for people who don't have homes

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

Complaints against Veritas include lead-contaminated water, broken elevators, broken pipes -- and oh, the rent is going up

A stunning surprise: Interim Mayor Mark Farrell

In a move that nobody anticipated, the board appoints a conservative supe who is not running for office to be a caretaker mayor

Foreign Correspondent: Trump’s phony support for Iran’s popular protests

Iranians on all sides of the political spectrum oppose the US president's policies and actions

Ed Lee’s development legacy and the end of ‘balanced growth’

A serious reflection on how the mayor presided over evictions, displacement, and the greatest economic inequality in modern history

A former Black Panther faces eviction in Oakland

Food program at risk as Aunti Frances gets a notice to leave her home