affordable housing

Ben Trefny

After decades of dreaming, planning, and delays, Treasure Island is set to be transformed.

So here’s a question for you: Would you want to rent or buy on Treasure Island? KALW will be reporting on this question over the coming months,  and we need your help to sharpen the focus and deepen the conversation.

KALW would like to hear your input to help us with our reporting. Please click here. The deadline is May 31, 2016.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016
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San Francisco Torn as Some See ‘Street Behavior’ Worsen // New York Times

 

 

In the Bay Area, one strategy for dealing with the housing shortage is to try to build ourselves out. But brand new housing can be too expensive for middle- and working-class people to move into. In San Francisco, it now costs $700,000-800,000 to build a new unit. That’s forced many developers in the area to ask if there is a way to build more quickly and for less money. There is. It’s the same way we build anything more efficiently—by using factories.

Chris Hambrick

Here in the Bay Area, rents are rising, and housing inventory is shrinking. It’s forcing many here to decide -- either you have to leave the area completely, or you have to get creative about your housing situation.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016

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Apple opposes order to help FBI unlock phone belonging to San Bernardino shooter // L.A. Times

“Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will resist a federal judge's order to access encrypted data hidden on a cellphone that belonged to the terrorist couple who killed 14 people in San Bernardino last year.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Feb 2, 2016
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At Berkeley, a New Digital Privacy Protest // The New York Times

“After hackers breached the computer network of the U.C.L.A. medical center last summer, Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, and her office moved to shore up security across the university system’s 10 campuses.

Audrey Dilling

 

About a hundred people are seated in the basement auditorium at the San Francisco Main Library, waiting for an affordable housing lottery to begin.

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As the market pushes residents out of San Francisco, how does the city step in to provide homes that people can afford? Who do these homes go to? Reporter Audrey Dilling sat down with KALW's Hana Baba to explain the laws we have today, and how Mayor Ed Lee proposes to  make housing more affordable. 

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Jan 20, 2016
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Lee vetoes S.F.’s proposed rolling-stop law for bicyclists // SF Gate

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Yesterday protesters blocked westbound traffic on the Bay Bridge. They represented a group called Black.Seed and they were demonstrating against police violence. 

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dec 2, 2015
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Mark Zuckerberg giving away 99% of Facebook stock to celebrate daughter's birth // Inside Bay Area

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Two months ago, 63-year-old Outer Mission Resident Denise Alvarado received an eviction notice. The reason: her building was sold and the new owners say they want to move in.

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On the November 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss planning for a growing Bay Area. 

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San Francisco's lead housing policy planner Kearstin Dischinger speaks with KALW's Ben Trefny about the proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program.

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A few weeks ago, Supervisor Katy Tang joined planners to discuss the city’s affordable housing bonus plan at the Ortega Branch Library in San Francisco’s Sunset District. An overflow crowd of about 200 people turned out for the event. Kearstin Dischinger, the city’s lead housing planner was one of the speakers.

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There isn’t much in the backyard of Eva Royale’s house. Two white metal patio chairs, her grandsons’ toy cars. What stands out most is her beloved 44-year-old cactus collection.

 

Daily news roundup for Monday, November 9, 2015

Nov 9, 2015
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New Oakland housing fees may add millions in costs to residential projects // San Francisco Business Times

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On the November 4th edition of Your Call, we’ll recap the outcomes of election day. 

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Mayor Ed Lee was a big winner, yesterday, in San Francisco’s elections, for more reasons than just being voted into another term in office.

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On the October 28th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about what’s at stake for San Francisco and the greater Bay Area in the upcoming election. 

Daily News roundup for Thursday, October 8, 2015

Oct 8, 2015
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California poised to be 1st state to outlaw human antibiotics in livestock // San Francisco Chronicle

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sep 16, 2015
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SFMTA says it needs $21 billion for next 20 years // SF Examiner

"Money makes transit go ’round. And in San Francisco, a new number has been identified to do just that: $21 billion.

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Daily news roundup for Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Aug 26, 2015
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How to solve San Francisco's homeless pooping problem // SF Gate

"While Mayor Ed Lee announced this week that 'the homeless must leave the street' for Super Bowl 50, it's more what they leave behind on the street that is a concern for the million or so people who have to walk a few blocks or a few miles in the city every day.

According to a 2013 study, one in six people who work in Silicon Valley spend at least two hours on their commute. Nuemi Guzman is one of those people. She’s a legal assistant with the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley.

 

Leslye Corsiglia has been working to create affordable housing in San Jose for more than 30 years. She's just recently left the city's Department of Housing to take a a position at the helm of a new advocacy organization called Silicon Valley at Home. She sat down with KALW’s Audrey Dilling to talk about the region’s challenges and opportunities for affordable housing.

 

Click the audio player to hear the full interview.

 

  

Angela Johnston

When you walk inside the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, you can tell right away that this is home for over 400 people. They’ve painted their units bright colors. There are traditional mobile homes that look like small rectangular bungalows – but there are also little cottages, Airstream trailers, and RVs. Kids zigzag between the park’s six streets on their bikes.

“I was 11 when we moved here with my parents. I practically grew up here,” says Erika Escalante.

Daily News Roundup for Monday, July 13, 2015

Jul 13, 2015
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S.F. loses affordable housing almost as quickly as it builds it // San Francisco Business Times

What Facebook's expansion means for East Palo Alto

Jul 7, 2015
Chris Hambrick

 

When Menlo Park city leaders wanted to add services for residents in their Belle Haven neighborhood, Facebook pitched in to fund a community center.  It’s located in a shopping strip behind the new Facebook west Campus, next to a Japanese restaurant.  

Your Call: What does gentrification mean to you?

Jun 22, 2015

On the June 22nd edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation with D.W. Gibson, journalist and author of The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century. By interviewing a wide cross section of New Yorkers, from a drug dealer to a banking executive, Gibson gets inside the varied ways people experience and perceive the transformation of neighborhoods by the influx of new wealth and new residents. What does gentrification look like where you live?

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