Stories about Tenants Together

Who’s paying for a D5 poll aimed at attacking Preston?

Somebody has paid for a poll in the D5 supes campaign that is clearly testing messaging that might be used against challenger Dean Preston – and it raises issues...

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

48 hills’ “Facebook money and California housing” series delves into the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s multi-million-dollar funding of the pro-growth shadow government that’s reshaping California housing policy. The first installment...

Vallie Brown’s big real-estate money

The campaign contribution filings for the first six months of 2019 are now public, and the most dramatic news involves the D5 supes race. For starters, challenger Dean Preston has...

What the regional housing “compact” amounts to — so far

The first installment of my CASA story listed bills introduced in the state Legislature on December 3, most notably Scott Wiener’s do-over of his failed SB 827, SB 50,...

Regional planners mount a quiet coup to promote developers and attack vulnerable communities

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has been planning a coup. Not the putsch kind of coup, where armed insurgents overthrow a duly constituted government, but an insidious takeover led by an...

Capturing Harvey Milk’s martyrdom and living legacy

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassinations of Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. (It's also the 10th anniversary of Milk, the movie that immortalized that dark moment...

Statewide tenant group celebrates ten years of organizing

What began as an experiment is now the longest running statewide tenant organization in California history. Tenants Together, California’s statewide renters’ rights organization, is celebrating its ten-year anniversary at...

The flaws in Stanford’s anti-rent-control study

Economists who believe in free-market solutions generally don’t like rent control, because – by definition – it distorts the market. So we’ve seen a long list of academic economists...

Tenant Troubles: Our legal correspondent is here to answer your renter questions

Editor's note: For years, tenant lawyer Dave Crow wrote a column for the SF Appeal on tenant issues. We are happy that he's back, now at 48hills, and will...

Transportation, housing, criminal justice, and climate change. That’s ….

The national news media still seems to be talking about the relatively minor incidents of violence in Berkeley when the white supremacists came to town last weekend. I have...