evictions http://kalw.org en Using technology to tell evicted tenants’ stories http://kalw.org/post/using-technology-tell-evicted-tenants-stories <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Protests against the tech industry’s impact on housing have grown in number and variety. They’ve been personal, with individual tech executives being targeted. They’ve been artistic, with brass bands, acrobatics, and street art.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:05:14 +0000 Melanie Young 43065 at http://kalw.org Using technology to tell evicted tenants’ stories The New Gold Rush: How tourist rentals are affecting San Francisco’s housing market http://kalw.org/post/new-gold-rush-how-tourist-rentals-are-affecting-san-francisco-s-housing-market <p></p><p>The sharing economy in San Francisco is humming. Companies like Airbnb have figured out how to make a lot of money by using existing housing stock to meet consumer demand, which in Airbnb’s case is coming from tourists. Fast Company magazine declared AirBnB will soon become “the world’s largest hotel chain –&nbsp;without owning a single hotel.”</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Ben Trefny & Charlotte Silver 41384 at http://kalw.org The New Gold Rush: How tourist rentals are affecting San Francisco’s housing market A day with the Eviction Assistance Unit http://kalw.org/post/day-eviction-assistance-unit <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">When a landlord and a tenant are involved in a dispute, an eviction from the property is the last resort. And when evictions do occur in San Francisco, there are two people who are involved with every single one. They both make up the Eviction Assistance Unit at the Sheriff’s Department, but they don’t really act like cops. Their job is to visit anybody served an eviction notice and try to connect them to resources. </span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:50:44 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 40872 at http://kalw.org A day with the Eviction Assistance Unit From a landlord's perspective: Small property owners feel slighted in extreme housing market http://kalw.org/post/landlords-perspective-small-property-owners-feel-slighted-extreme-housing-market <p></p><p>San Francisco’s real estate prices, rents and eviction rates are at an all-time high, causing real tension between tenants and landlords.&nbsp; Frequently we hear from renters about the struggles of living in the city, but it’s not often that we hear from the owners of their buildings.</p><p>In San Francisco, about one third of the population are property owners. Those who are small-time landlords are struggling to maintain solvency in this explosive housing market.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:30:07 +0000 Liz Pfeffer 40868 at http://kalw.org From a landlord's perspective: Small property owners feel slighted in extreme housing market From AIDS to housing crises, they’ve seen it all: Castro’s long-time residents fight to stay http://kalw.org/post/aids-housing-crises-they-ve-seen-it-all-castro-s-long-time-residents-fight-stay <h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.0714285714285714;margin-top:10pt;margin-bottom:8pt;">&nbsp;</h1><p></p><h1 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.0714285714285714;margin-top:10pt;margin-bottom:8pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Jeremy </span>Mykaels<span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;"> is in his early </span>60s<span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">, and he has AIDS. As a young gay man, he moved to the Castro, where he has lived for almost 40 years. He's been in his Victorian apartment on </span>Noe<span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;"> Street for about half of that time -- but he may not be living here much longer.</span></h1><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 01:45:38 +0000 Liz Mak 39216 at http://kalw.org From AIDS to housing crises, they’ve seen it all: Castro’s long-time residents fight to stay