Stories about Rent Control

Flawed Airbnb legislation takes effect — as problem proliferates

New map shows there are short-term rentals in every part of town. How can weak regulation ever control this loss of housing?   By Jennifer Fieber JANUARY...

Mayor Lee’s failed housing policies — and how we can demand change in 2015

The mayor's State of the City address stressed housing -- but his actual record is dismal and his proposals won't work   By Calvin Welch JANUARY 15,...

What’s up for 2015 in SF? Well, sharing ….

By Tim Redmond JANUARY 5, 2014 – It’s all going to be about sharing in 2015. That’s what the Mayor’s Office is saying. But the...

Debunking the myth of the poor landlord

  By Tim Redmond DECEMBER 30, 2014 – If you haven’t heard the one about the poor struggling landlord who has a millionaire tenant with a...

Could there be a Grand Bargain solution to the housing crisis?

By Tim Redmond DECEMBER 1, 2014 -- You talk about housing in this city, you get lots of response. And when you suggest something as...

Oh great. Now the housing crisis can’t be solved. And the tech folks are afraid to talk in public

By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 20, 2014 – You know the housing crisis in San Francisco has gone from insane to absurd when the City Planning...

City Beat: Why did the mayor endorse Chiu (after waiting this long)?

By Tim Redmond OCTOBER 24, 2014 – In December, 2003, the local power structure had a genuine freak-out moment: A series of polls showed that...

Is the Left in SF dead? Um, no …

  By Tim Redmond OCTOBER 23, 2014 – We got quite a crowd for the Save the  Bay Guardian rally at noon today – at least...

The right-wing attack on tenant protections in San Francisco

By Tim Redmond OCTOBER 9, 2014 – On Monday morning, Oct. 6, in a federal courtroom, the oldest pro-corporate, libertarian legal organization in the nation...

At risk: 238 rent-controlled housing units

By Tim Redmond There’s a strange proposal making its way through the San Francisco planning process that would lead to the loss of 238 low-cost...