Stories about Speculators

A No on 10 study out of UC Berkeley is so dumb it’s almost a joke

A professor who is also a real-estate consultant says rent control is bad for tenants and small businesses. That's ridiculous -- and he doesn't seem to want to defend his argument.

Statewide tenant group celebrates ten years of organizing

Friday night event celebrates the first effort to organize California renters since the 1980s

Poor People’s Campaign marches on Trump’s DC

The movement for economic human rights -- by the unhoused -- continues its national trek

Down to the wire, the race gets even nastier

A new dark money PAC funded by big landlords attacks Leno and Kim for taking money from big landlords -- which isn't true

Tenants win major victory over speculators

Fewer bill stops landlords from passing debt and tax costs along to their tenants

How SF loses affordable housing almost as fast as it gets built

For every ten new affordable units we create, evictions cost us about six. Plus: Sup. Fewer tries to cut rent hikes. That's The Agenda for May 21 to May 27

Dark money floods into SF mayor’s race

Hundreds of thousands of dollars from undisclosed donors will fund hit pieces on Leno and Kim

SF needs a mayor who will tax, spend, and regulate

With all the challenges facing the city, the next mayor has to be willing to challenge the corporate, growth, and tech agendas

SF supes oppose Wiener real-estate bill

Breed sides with Wiener as debate shows clear differences among candidates for mayor

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