Stories about Tenants

At Midtown, loud construction disturbs shelter-in-place

At the Midtown housing complex in the Western Addition, tenants are doing their best to comply with the city’s shelter-in-place order, but are facing one major challenge—the loud, disruptive,...

Screen Grabs: ‘5 Blocks’ delves into Mid-Market development quandary

Many everyday things have been notable for their absence during the shutdown, so something that stood out was construction—because it never seemed to stop, even on the residential level...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Ceci n’est pas une guillotine’

I guess I’ll have to sell something in order to pay rent to our corporate landlords this month. I’ve been holding out, trying bide time while my husband applies...

Sup. Preston calls for permanent ban on evictions due to COVID-related rent debt

Sup. Dean Preston is moving to ensure that tenants who are impacted by COVID-19 don’t wind up getting evicted after the crisis is over. Preston announced today legislation that would...

Court agrees to put evictions on hold

Under immense pressure from local officials and state legislators, the Superior Court finally agreed today to delay all eviction cases (except those involving violence) for 90 days. That’s a huge...

Coronavirus crisis doesn’t stop eviction cases

Update: The courts have agreed to put evictions on hold. The mayor has declared a moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent. The sheriff has announced that they will “postpone...

SF heads toward eviction moratorium

Mayor London Breed said she will issue a directive to place a moratorium on evictions in the midst of the coronavirus at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The directive...

City starts to plan for coronavirus in homeless and SRO communities

San Francisco will provide temporary housing to quarantine unsheltered residents or for people who live in shelters, single room occupancy hotels, or permanent supportive housing exposed to the coronavirus. It's...

Stopping evictions and price-gouging in the coronavirus crisis

Sup. Dean Preston is calling for a moratorium on all evictions in San Francisco during the coronavirus outbreak. And District Attorney Chesa Boudin has set up a special hotline...

The latest way VC and tech disruptors are attacking SF’s housing stock

Sup. Aaron Peskin opened a hearing this week on regulations of corporate rentals with a remarkable statement: “In the almost 20 years I have been on and off this board,”...