housing crisis http://kalw.org en Airbnb to start paying hotel taxes in two west coast cities http://kalw.org/post/airbnb-start-paying-hotel-taxes-two-west-coast-cities <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:06:24 +0000 Charlotte Silver 41907 at http://kalw.org Airbnb to start paying hotel taxes in two west coast cities 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 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 San Francisco, rent control gets personal http://kalw.org/post/san-francisco-rent-control-gets-personal <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rent control has been a way for cities to regulate their housing prices and evictions since World War One, in the wake of a big housing shortage in New York. But that doesn’t mean it’s common. In fact, only a handful of cities in the United States have rent control, like New York City, Los Angeles, a few cities in the Bay Area and San Francisco.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:29:28 +0000 Isabel Angell 40867 at http://kalw.org In San Francisco, rent control gets personal 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