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One of our listeners, Consuelo Faust, recently asked us a question through our Hey Area project: “Is it fact or urban legend that other cities or even States send their homeless people to San Francisco?”

Did you know that Richmond, Milpitas, and Palo Alto all had sub-divisions where it was illegal for African Americans to own a house? On this edition of Your Call, Richard Rothstein discusses The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, which details how laws and policy decisions promoted the very discriminatory patterns that continue today.

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As the mayor that presided over a wave of gentrification and displacement, Ed Lee took a lot of heat from the public. But, he also easily won reelection.

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Many San Franciscans have the impression that homelessness has been growing in recent years. In 2016, residents called 311 to complain about encampments five times more than in the previous year.

What’s confusing is — the population of homeless people in San Francisco has actually stayed relatively flat.

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The Republican tax bill will likely be up for a vote by the end of the week. The final version is expected to be released on Wednesday. These tax changes will hit California harder than much of the rest of the country, and it will likely hit us in a weak spot: the housing crisis.

Audrey Dilling

 

This story originally aired in January of 2016. The next affordable housing lottery in San Francisco will take place on January 18, 2018. It’s for 28 units in the Alice Griffith Apartments. There's an information session for Wednesday, December 13. For more information, click here.

 

11/13: THE INTERSECTION — Life before Google

Nov 15, 2017

Did you know that you have the power to hit the pause button on new construction projects in San Francisco?

Andrew Stelzer

San Francisco’s “housing first” philosophy makes some accommodations for homeless alcoholics. But there’s a more cutting-edge experiment taking place elsewhere, and advocates say the city needs to get on board.

Sharon Wickham, San Francisco Public Press

 

The latest edition of the San Francisco Public Press includes a story about one possible solution to homelessness — hotels.

Jeremy Dalmas

2551 San Pablo Avenue had been getting code complaints for years. After it burned down, some residents had to move onto the street.

Liza Veale

 

You may know Lake County for the nude retreat center Harbin Hot Springs. Maybe you know it for its marijuana farmland. Or maybe your first association with the place is just fire.

Photo by Joen Madonna

 

If you’ve read the San Francisco Chronicle in the last 15 or so years, you probably saw something unique. Once a week, the paper published an illustration called “All Over Coffee” that showed a fresh view of San Francisco, accompanied by words of random insight. 

Daily News Roundup for Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Silicon Valley Elites Get Home Loans With No Money Down // Bloomberg

“It turns out that even the well-off need help in a housing market as crazy as the one in the San Francisco Bay area, and lenders are elbowing each other in a rush to provide it.

 

Being homeless means it's a daily challenge to get your basic needs met: eating, bathing and using the bathroom. For many women, one extra challenge arises every month when they get their period. 

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Daily news roundup for Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Jun 8, 2016

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Clinton claims milestone as first female major-party nominee, wins California primary - LA Times

“Hillary Clinton carved her name in history Tuesday, becoming the first woman ever chosen to lead a major party into the fall presidential campaign.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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Why Gov. Jerry Brown endorsed Hillary, despite a bitter history with the Clintons // LA Times

“After carefully avoiding any involvement in the Democratic presidential primary, Gov. Jerry Brown dropped his neutrality – and looked past his bitter history with the Clintons – to endorse Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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San Francisco Torn as Some See ‘Street Behavior’ Worsen // New York Times

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On Thursday April 7th, 2016, San Francisco police shot and killed Luis Gongora, a 45-year-old man living in a homeless encampment of tents on Shotwell Street in the Mission District.

Are tiny homes a solution to homelessness?

Mar 23, 2016
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Last month, San Francisco city workers cleared a large tent encampment of homeless people on Division Street.  Citing complaints about urine, feces and blocked sidewalks, the city’s Public Health Department declared the area unsafe and a public health hazard.

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.

Audrey Dilling

According to a report by the San Francisco Rent Board, efforts to evict tenants are at a ten-year high, with more than 2,000 eviction notices filed in 2015.

Audrey Dilling

The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District is currently about  $3,500 per month. That means a renter needs to make almost $130,000 per year if she wants to spend just a third of her paycheck on rent. Singer-songwriter Candace Roberts doesn’t fall into that income bracket. 

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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.

 


 

If you live in San Francisco, you’ve got local elections coming up next month; are you planning on voting? Last year, only about a third of eligible San Franciscans made it out to the polls. This year you might want to.

 

Daily news roundup for October 21, 2015

Oct 21, 2015
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Supervisors say S.F.’s sanctuary city policies are just fine // San Francisco Chronicle

 

“The San Francisco Board of Supervisors sent a strong message Tuesday about the sanctuary city policies that came under attack after the July killing of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly by an immigrant with no legal standing: The existing policies are just fine.

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 Rent-controlled units are now more abundant in San Francisco than in New York City // SF Examiner

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Oakland still wading in trash; council delays action // Oakland Tribune

"The City Council on Monday delayed making changes to Oakland's unpopular trash contract after weeks of complaints from residents and business owners over higher garbage rates, saying it needed more information before taking action on the deal.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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It’s On: Airbnb Regulation Set To Hit San Francisco’s Ballot This November​ // Tech Crunch

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