Stories about Rent Control

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

Complex regional housing bill is driven by tech and development interests with no concern for out-of-control office growth.

SF responds to climate crisis (but will anyone mention Uber?)

Plus: Helping small business -- and a massive project that will make the housing crisis worse (but is back by TMG Partners and Ron Conway). That's The Agenda for July 22-28

Celebrate 40 years of rent control — and support the Tenants Union

Plus: Keeping Uber and Lyft out of SFO -- and the first hearing on a public-power report. That's The Agenda for June 10-16

SF rent control turns 40

Don't take it for granted -- tenant protections were and are a constant, long, grassroots struggle.

We’ve been counted and studied. We still don’t have homes.

Big surprise: The number show more homeless people on the streets. Now let's do something about it -- not just "sweep" people out of sight.

The real lessons from the surging numbers of homeless people on the streets of SF

Mayor Breed opposed a measure that would have made a big difference. Now she can't fix the problem with a few hundred new shelter beds and a modest housing bond.

New study challenges Wiener’s approach to housing

Eminent economic geographers say that deregulation and upzoning will make gentrification in cities like SF much worse.

The Patty Hearst kidnapping and the rise of community-based organizations in SF

Two new books on the bizarre chapter in local history ignore the important political outcome.

The SF supes’ salvo against Wiener’s housing deregulation bill

A 9-2 vote against SB 50 puts SF on record against a measure that adds no new affordable housing or transit funding while encouraging more luxury housing.

Breed Rent Board appointment raises issues for tenants

Ignoring 40 years of precedent, mayor appoints a political ally who has no ties to the organized tenant community.