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SF’s Homeless Spending Myth

Posted August 14, 2018 by

The Truth: Homeless Spending Makes a Difference “San Francisco already is spending more than $300 million a year on homelessness and the problem seems to be getting worse. I’d have to be convinced that taxing San Francisco hundreds of millions
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BART Housing Bill Goes Down to Wire

Posted August 14, 2018 by Michael Lane

AB 2923 would enable the creation of thousands of new affordable homes at and around BART stations As our state lawmakers return from summer recess and get back to unfinished business, there remain a number of critical bills needed to
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Alain Tanner At The Pacific Film Archive

Posted August 14, 2018 by Peter Wong

SWISS FILMS’ traveling exhibition of forgotten director Alain Tanner’s oeuvre comes to a close this weekend with the screening of “In The White City,” Tanner’s classic of 1980s art cinema, at the Pacific Film Archive. From the late 1960s to
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Cities Lack Housing for Amazon’s Workers

Posted August 7, 2018 by

Amazon Will Worsen Urban Affordability Crisis As cities offer secret bounties to become Amazon’s second headquarters, the aggressive recruitment raises a question that all high housing cost cities involved should be asking: Where will Amazon’s new employees live? None of
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Ellis Act Costs LA 5 ½ Rent Control Units a Day

Posted August 7, 2018 by Larry Gross

LATEST CES REPORT–The City of Los Angeles saw 997 more Ellis Act Eviction application filed by landlords and developers for the first half of 2018, January through June. This is the equivalent of losing nearly 5 1/2 Rent Stabilization Ordinance
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Housing Advocates Must Act Now!

Posted July 31, 2018 by

Seizing the Political Momentum on Housing Zane Selvans is among urban America’s most insightful housing advocates. When I interviewed him in 2017 for my upcoming book, Generation Priced Out, he was optimistic that his city of Boulder, Colorado would build
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