affordable housing

7:30am

Tue May 12, 2015
News

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, May 12th

A rendering of the 800-unit plan to redevelop Alameda Point.
BAR Architects

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

S.F. Mayor Lee, supervisor Avalos to unveil dueling housing bonds // SF Gate

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8:10am

Wed April 29, 2015

5:47pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Politics

The first look inside San Francisco's radical attempt to end homelessness

March 29 was the last night Delilah Soto slept on the street. She’s a recovering heroin addict who’s been living in a tent in San Francisco’s Mission District with her girlfriend, Rocky Anderson, and their dog Sparta. That night, she learned they had another choice.

Nearby, 1950 Mission St. was dead space. A closed-down school site sitting on premium San Francisco real estate, begging to be repurposed. On March 30, the gates opened on a new pilot program called the “Navigation Center”.

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6:55pm

Wed April 15, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Everybody disagrees on how to solve San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis

San Francisco's housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable. Micah Weinberg, of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, says that over the past seven years, "we have built less than half of the housing in this region that the state estimates we need."
flickr user Jeremy Brooks

 

In one of America's most expensive cities, there's a fringe political party whose name sums up their concerns: The Rent is Too Damn High. That city is New York – but in San Francisco rents are even higher. And while no party around here has been quite so blunt about it, organizations are taking action.

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute hosted a housing forum earlier this year, and the conversation showed there are many ways to look at the problem – and many ways to disagree on how to solve it.

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8:02am

Thu April 9, 2015

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