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Empress Hotel is installing new elevator

Kim, Activists Seek SRO Elevator Fix

Posted June 24, 2014 by

A Board of Supervisor hearing on June 23 sought to clarify the growing problem of elevator access in SRO hotels. Around two dozen seniors and people with disabilities spoke at the hearing, many coming from the  Senior and Disability Action
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TNDC's Eddy/Taylor Site Needs Funds

Making Sense of San Francisco Housing Policy

Posted June 23, 2014 by

If you are confused about San Francisco housing policy, you are not alone. After voters strongly approved a Housing Trust Fund (Prop C) in 2012, there seemed a consensus that developing strategies to create more affordable units was the city’s
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Assemblymembers Cheryl Brown and Sharon Quirk-Silva.

Ellis Reform Bill Faces New Test

Posted June 16, 2014 by

After a comeback win in the State Senate, San Francisco’s Ellis Act reform bill (SB 1439) faces a critical June 18 vote in the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee. It’s already proving a tough fight. Landlord interests have nothing
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SF Community Land Trust Stops Ellis Act Eviction

Posted June 13, 2014 by Valerie Zekas

Amidst an ever-increasing background of displacement and Ellis Act evictions of lower income households in San Francisco, the San Francisco Community Land Trust (Land Trust) has prevented the displacement of 14 low-income residents in the Mission District buy purchasing the
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