housing http://kalw.org en San Francisco's Hunters Point: An in-depth series from KALW News http://kalw.org/post/san-franciscos-hunters-point-depth-series-kalw-news <p>San Francisco's Hunters Point Shipyard has played many roles. In the 1940s, it became a magnet for African Americans migrating from the South seeking jobs in the Navy's shipbuilding and maintenance industry. In the 1970s, when the military started to leave, it became an empty shell – a massive, polluted space eventually designated a Superfund site. Now, it's being redeveloped with the promise of new housing, jobs and open space. But in today's San Francisco, who is it for?<br /> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:41:49 +0000 Matt Martin 44870 at http://kalw.org San Francisco's Hunters Point: An in-depth series from KALW News 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 In legal grey area, West Oakland resident discovers free house http://kalw.org/post/legal-grey-area-west-oakland-resident-discovers-free-house <p></p><p class="p1">Like everywhere in the Bay Area, home prices in Oakland have recently gone through the roof. The price of a house there is up almost 70 percent in the past two years. But West Oakland resident Steve DeCaprio has discovered an unusual way to acquire a home for free. DeCaprio has become an expert in finding and taking over abandoned homes – and it’s not as illegal as it might sound. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:34:35 +0000 Jeremy Dalmas 40443 at http://kalw.org In legal grey area, West Oakland resident discovers free house Addressing chronic homelessness with permanent supportive housing http://kalw.org/post/addressing-chronic-homelessness-permanent-supportive-housing <p class="p1">California has the largest concentration of homeless veterans in the nation, and in San Francisco, it’s likely that more than 700 homeless vets will sleep on the street or in shelters this Veterans Day.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">According to Bevan Dufty, director of San Francisco’s Housing, Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement (<a href="http://www.sfmayor.org/index.aspx?page=903">HOPE</a>) program, housing homeless veterans is a high priority for the city. And the number of homeless veterans has decreased since last year, thanks in part to the opening of a permanent supportive housing facility called <a href="http://www.swords-to-plowshares.org/tag/veterans-commons/">Veterans Commons</a>. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:52:16 +0000 Liz Pfeffer 35733 at http://kalw.org Addressing chronic homelessness with permanent supportive housing Queer & Homeless - Not Just 'Youth.' LGBTQ Connect is Oct. 7 http://kalw.org/post/queer-homeless-not-just-youth-lgbtq-connect-oct-7 <p><font id="yui_3_7_2_1_1380817952175_6042" size="2">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></p><p><font id="yui_3_7_2_1_1380817952175_6042" size="2">San Francisco&rsquo;s latest survey of its homeless children and adults found that 29% of them were gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, while only about 15% of the city&rsquo;s overall population is LGBT. So Monday, the city holds its first-ever LGBTQ Connect<span>, </span>a targeted version of its Project Homeless Connect events that help low-income people find housing and a wide range of services. Tonight on Out in the Bay, Eric Jansen&rsquo;s guests are <a href="http://www.ProjectHomelessConnect.com">Project Homeless Connect</a> program director Emily Cohen and</font><font id="yui_3_7_2_1_1380817952175_6042" size="2"><span> </span></font><a href="http://www.ahasf.org/">AIDS Housing Alliance SF</a><font id="yui_3_7_2_1_1380817952175_6042" size="2"><span> director Brian Basinger,</span></font> instrumental in creating LGBTQ Connect. <strong>Tune in 7pm Thursday</strong> to learn about the services to be offered Monday at <a href="http://www.ProjectHomelessConnect.com">LGBTQ Connect</a> and for a discussion about what &quot;homeless&quot; means in today&#39;s economy, why LGBT people have a hard time in homeless shelters and a hard time getting services, how evictions are disproportionately affecting LGBT people, and how San Francisco and other cities are addressing these challenges.&nbsp; Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:50:13 +0000 Eric Jansen 33950 at http://kalw.org Queer & Homeless - Not Just 'Youth.' LGBTQ Connect is Oct. 7