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As the San Francisco Board of Supervisors holds a hearing today on new short-term rental legislation, the real news was last week’s Harvey Rose report showing that Airbnb rentals take up as many as 24% of vacant units. This amounts Read More » The post Revisiting the SF Housing Debate appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco has a homelessness problem. But unlike most cities, it is spending tens of millions of dollars in new programs to address it. On May 13, Mayor Lee announced the city will add 500 rooms to its supply of Read More » The post SF’s Big Leap Forward on Homelessness appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Let’s assume that either the Board of Supervisors or voters pass the proposed Mission moratorium on market rate housing. And that it continues for the maximum allowable time of two years. How will this change the neighborhood’s future? Best Case Read More » The post SF’s Mission After the Moratorium appeared first on Beyond Chron.
In a San Francisco Ellis Act eviction case that included mass protests and the blocking of Google buses, a court has stopped the eviction of tenants at 812 Guerrero by Google attorney Jack Halprin. The case, Jack Halprin v. Claudia Read More » The post Tenants Triumph Over Google Attorney appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco’s November 2015 ballot has gotten a lot more interesting. After backers of an initiative to more strictly regulate short-term rentals announced plans to go to the November ballot, Supervisor David Campos stated he would move forward with a Read More » The post Will SF’s Mission Moratorium, Short-Term Rental Initiatives Win? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
A new study (“An Atlas of Upward Mobility Shows Paths Out of Poverty,” NY Times May 4) has concluded that where children grow up has a major impact on their future economic success. Why was this front-page news? It’s no Read More » The post Why Neighborhoods Matter appeared first on Beyond Chron.
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 Read More » The post MUNI Makes SF General Less Accessible appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza, formerly known as the Embarcardero Plaza, lies just in front of the Ferry Building. It honors the head of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency during the period when it displaced thousands of low-income residents from Read More » The post Let’s Rename Justin Herman Plaza for Maya Angelou appeared first on Beyond Chron.
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 Read More » The post Sticker Shock for SF Housing Solutions appeared first on Beyond Chron.
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 Read More » The post SF Holds Saturday Tenants Rights Fair appeared first on Beyond Chron.
The San Francisco Planning Commission votes today 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 Lee and Read More » The post San Francisco and Airbnb, Take Two appeared first on Beyond Chron.
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 Read More » The post Realtors’ Fail to Re-Invent Their Image appeared first on Beyond Chron.
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. Read More » The post Ellis Eviction of 82 Year Old Stopped appeared first on Beyond Chron.
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 Read More » The post Confusion on the SF Housing Front appeared first on Beyond Chron.
When the Tenderloin’s Sizzler restaurant failed in the late 1980’s, its backers blamed a lack of parking. Potential customers did not want to walk for blocks at night through a high crime neighborhood, which was often required due to the Read More » The post Do Neighborhoods Need Street Parking? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee chose April Fool’s Day to convene a meeting of housing stakeholders tasked with drafting a $250 million affordable housing bond for the November ballot. Skeptics will see the date as reflecting the mayor’s fools’ errand in Read More » The post Can San Francisco Pass a Housing Bond? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Why is the Wiggle so popular that there’s a song written about it, a famous mural to mark its start, its own “Wigg Party” and even unique signs to guide its route? Because it’s the flattest (and most fun!) route Read More » The post Does the Wiggle Work for You? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Former Board of Supervisors President and SF Democratic Party head Aaron Peskin formally announced on March 30 that he is running for D3 Supervisor. This was expected following Mayor Lee’s bypassing Chinatown tenant activist Cindy Wu in favor of Linda Christensen Read More » The post The Return of Aaron Peskin appeared first on Beyond Chron.
On March 27, two high profile San Francisco eviction cases abruptly ended: the landlord of Station 40 dropped efforts to evict tenants who had openly lived for years in commercial office space, and the owners of a Chinatown SRO said Read More » The post San Francisco’s Anti-Displacement Mood appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Franciscans learned this weekend that the primary purpose of the SF Health Department’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) is not getting people off the street. As DPH’s Rachael Kagan told the SF Chronicle’s Matier & Ross, “‘I’m not sure the Read More » The post SF Homeless Outreach Needs New Direction appeared first on Beyond Chron.