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MUNI Makes SF General Less Accessible

Posted May 4, 2015 by Bob Planthold

MUNI’s 33-line is slated to permanently skip a major destination– SF General Hospital, all so that service to the UC Mission Bay campus can be improved. Yes, the premier public hospital in San Francisco will be harder to get to, by
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Sticker Shock for SF Housing Solutions

Posted April 28, 2015 by

As frustration grows over San Francisco’s skyrocketing rents and evictions, a new hurdle has emerged: the sharply rising cost of solutions. Sticker shock has hit the three key strategies San Francisco has used to address its housing crisis—the Master Leasing
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SF Holds Saturday Tenants Rights Fair

Posted April 24, 2015 by Gen Fujioka

On Saturday, April 25, the San Francisco Anti Displacement Coalition will hold a free citywide Tenants’ Rights Fair to help tenants address the growing threat of evictions in the city.   According to a “SF Eviction Crisis 2015” published by the
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Short-term rentals are more lucrative than permanent housing

San Francisco and Airbnb, Take Two

Posted April 23, 2015 by

The San Francisco Planning Commission votes on April 23 on new regulations for the city’s short-term rental industry. Some of the measures were part of trailing legislation when the Board of Supervisors passed its law last fall; others are Mayor
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Tenants protest at Association of Realtors

Realtors’ Fail to Re-Invent Their Image

Posted April 22, 2015 by Sara Shortt, Kathy Lipscomb, Tracy Parent, and Peter Cohen

Last Friday the San Francisco Association of Realtors penned an Op Ed in the Chronicle lambasting the proposed state bill reforms to the Ellis Act and instead promoting the new local Small Sites Acquisition program as the “solution” to the
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SF tenants face ongoing battle against Ellis evictions

Ellis Eviction of 82 Year Old Stopped

Posted April 21, 2015 by

Ellis Act reform may be on life support, but aggressive legal defense is continuing to stop Ellis Act evictions. The latest legal victory is in Bernal Heights. New owners of 261-261A Ellsworth Street purchased the property in February 6, 2015.
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Proposed group housing at 145 Leavenworth

Confusion on the SF Housing Front

Posted April 14, 2015 by

A housing development proposed for San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood has exposed an ongoing confusion between a “loophole” and an “incentive.” In this case, a planned new group housing development for 145 Leavenworth and 361 Turk is described as benefitting from
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