Stories about Short-term rentals

Where the mayoral candidates stood on regulating Airbnb

The role of the tech industry is a major issue in the race. We look back at where Breed, Kim, and Leno stood on the heated battle over short-term rentals

Explosive debate finally shows the candidates as they are

Sparks fly at the Potrero Hill Democratic Club, where candidates could ask each other questions

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

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

What if the housing crisis is caused by too much growth?

Supes hearing shows that affordable housing numbers are cooked, the crisis isn't getting better -- and part of the problem is too many tech offices

15 tenants face unusual eviction in Bayview

City crackdown on illegal units could cost vulnerable veterans their homes

The budget picture is bleak — but Mayor Lee has no worries

Is it time for a city income tax? That might actually be possible (but we're not hearing much about it from Room 200)

Airbnb data shows city still not enforcing law

More than 1,000 units in the Mission. A huge increase in Civic Center. And still, at least four out of five are illegal

Can Mayor Lee be part of an Airbnb compromise?

Not if Ron Conway is at the table. There's too much money at stake for Lee's close ally and Airbnb investor

Five ways to fight illegal Airbnb units

Together, we can make these outlaw units unprofitable -- and help the housing crisis