Posts Tagged: tenants

Oakland’s Traumatic Week

The fatal West Oakland fire

Oakland’s Traumatic Week

Posted March 30, 2017 by

City Shows Confidence Toward Future In a single week, Oakland had the following occur: *A West Oakland residential fire killed four people. The building’s landlord had been working to evict some of the tenants, who had gone to court to
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SF Must House Working, Middle-Class Families

Teachers would be eligible for inclusionary housing under proposed new rules

SF Must House Working, Middle-Class Families

Posted February 28, 2017 by

Supes to Decide Whether to Help Middle-Class A new battle is brewing over San Francisco’s inclusionary housing law. And once again, some progressives are ignoring the broad public support for using private development to leverage more affordable housing for working
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Supes Back Tenderloin Step-Up Housing (Updated)

D6 Supervisor Jane Kim joins Tenderloin tenants and labor in celebrating victory

Supes Back Tenderloin Step-Up Housing (Updated)

Posted February 13, 2017 by

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee voted 3-0 today to approve  a Tenderloin affordable housing project backed by tenants, labor, D6 Supervisor Jane Kim, the developer of the inextricably linked 950-974 Market Street project  and just about
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Supes Consider Landmark SRO Reform (Updated)

Supervisor Ahsha Safai at media event prior to SRO hearing

Supes Consider Landmark SRO Reform (Updated)

Posted January 23, 2017 by

On January 23, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee (Supervisors Cohen, Sheehy and Peskin) approved housing legislation likely to have the biggest impact in 2017: a reform to the city’s Residential Hotel Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance
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National, CA, Bay Area Election Predictions

SF Supes Races Missing Issues

The "Beast on Bryant" underscores confusion over what "pro-housing" means

SF Supes Races Missing Issues

Posted September 26, 2016 by

Voters in the upcoming San Francisco Supervisor elections face a hard task differentiating between candidates on the issues.  Instead of candidates promoting their positions on future key legislation, the races are about slogans. Candidates are vowing to “stand up to
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Will $400 Million in Housing Funds Disappear?

"Housing is A Human Right" mural by Megan Wilson and Christopher Statton, Clarion Alley Mural Project

Will $400 Million in Housing Funds Disappear?

Posted August 15, 2016 by

As California’s housing crisis worsens, the state’s allocation of $400 million for affordable housing is on life support. That’s because the $400 million was conditioned upon passage of Governor Brown’s housing “as of right” plan, and a labor, environmental and
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Can Kim-Wiener Avoid Going Negative?

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Can Kim-Wiener Avoid Going Negative?

Posted July 5, 2016 by

San Francisco’s State Senate race between Jane Kim and Scott Wiener is the city’s marquee November matchup. Even pundits (like myself) who picked Kim to ultimately win this election did not think she would prevail in June, but she did.
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