Stories about Poverty

Zarate trial opens — immigration, police credibility at issue

The Jose Ines Garcia Zarate trial got underway today, with nearly 200 potential jurors filling a stifling courtroom at the Hall of Justice —...

Supes approve ‘chop shop’ bill, which will do nothing to stop bike theft

Once again, City Hall goes after homeless people with a feel-good bill that could just create more problems

SF electrician fired after scheduled speech at white supremacist rally

This is reportedly the second time a Bay Area company has distanced itself from an employee in response to the white supremacist rally

SF tells white supremacists they’re not welcome

Top political leaders stand in opposition to a right-wing group's planned rally next week

From the poor house to the jail house

A report from the front lines of the penal abolition movement

Homeless — because the rent is too damn high

Rent increases are a major cause of homelessness, a new national study finds

OPINION: Alarming housing bill heading for approval

Senate Bill 35 is a huge game-changer about to hit SF and other gentrifying cities

Mayor’s budget denies housing groups’ requests

Homeless service providers get far less than they requested in proposed city budget

Who are the real hoarders?

'Hoarding' is considered a disease -- if you're poor and live in a tiny room. The rich call it 'collecting.'

Why ABAG housing quotas lead to displacement

Places with more low-income residents will be forced to add more higher-income people