Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tag: Vacant Housing

Homeless women take over vacant house in the Castro

Two unhoused women took over a vacant building in the Castro today, sparking a massive police response, at least one arrest – and renewed attention to the large number...

Everyone has to sacrifice in these tough times — except the 1 percent

The governor told us last night that Californians all have to work together to prevent a greater public-health disaster. He said that “we are all learning to appreciate each...

Breed Administration official says moving homeless people into hotel rooms is not a priority

The Board of Supes hearing Tuesday on the city’s response to the COVID-19 crisis demonstrated a key policy divide between the Breed Administration and the progressive board members: The progressives...

An emergency platform for protecting unhoused people

The Coalition on Homelessness just put out an emergency policy platform to protecting unhoused people from COVID-19. You can sign the petition to show support here. House every single homeless...

Oakland moms make national statement with housing victory

In a huge victory that may change the way Oakland (and other cities) looks at vacant housing, homeless mothers who took over an empty property in Oakland announced on...

More housing. Higher prices. That’s what a new city report shows

At the Ed Lee memorial Sunday, a string of politicians who are not at all humble talked about the humble side of the late mayor. The event featured at...

Can we actually solve homelessness?

I told Audrey Cooper, the editor of the Chronicle, that 48hills would once again participate in the ongoing media series on homelessness in San Francisco. So (perhaps a bit...

Would a simple tax create 30,000 new housing units in SF?

Let us stipulate for a moment that there are reasonable people who have rational disagreements about some local policy issues. We can also agree that housing policy can be...

Why SF’s City Planning Department doesn’t get it

  There is no designated Sociologist position on the 200+ staff of San Francisco’s City Planning Department. And a bachelor/masters degree in Urban Planning can be received from many universities...

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 “sharing economy” and its role...