housing crisis

6:12pm

Tue October 28, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Is the Bay Area in a housing bubble or a housing crisis?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/

Real estate markets run in cycles, and right now our regional market is soaring. While the national median price for a home is just over $200,000, the median price paid for a home in the nine-county Bay Area last month was just about $600,000.

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5:14pm

Tue October 7, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

What we mean when we talk about "affordable housing"

Artist rendering of proposed affordable housing complex by architect Mike Pyatok.
http://www.pyatok.com

 

'When we say “affordable housing” we're actually using a precisely defined concept. "Affordable", in this context, means housing that costs no more than 30 percent of a household’s income.

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4:47pm

Thu August 21, 2014
Politics

Nine ideas to solve San Francisco's housing crisis

Heather Stewart of Boxouse stands in front of her shipping container home
SF Public Press

San Francisco's housing crisis has been making headlines for a while now. It’s hard to avoid the numerous news reports on skyrocketing rent prices, controversial evictions, or horror stories of terrible housing situations. But, there’s been far less coverage of what actual solutions there might be for these issues.

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6:17pm

Tue June 10, 2014
Politics

The San Francisco Shipyard: Who will live in San Francisco’s new town

Hunters Point Building
Under CC license from Flickr user Chris D 2006

Linda Richardson is sitting in her car just outside a huge, fenced off, construction zone. This is where Lennar Urban is slowly building a new development at the site of the abandoned Navy shipyard. 12,000 homes by 2021. Richardson, a long time resident and community activist, wants to show me who will be most affected by the redevelopment.

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4:06pm

Fri April 4, 2014

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