San Francisco Tenants Union

5:07pm

Mon November 10, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

The New Gold Rush: Using technology to tell evicted tenants’ stories

Protests against the tech industry’s impact on housing have grown in number and variety. They’ve been personal, with individual tech executives being targeted. They’ve been artistic, with brass bands, acrobatics, and street art.

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3:59pm

Thu August 21, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Technically illegal: How thousands of property owners and renters are breaking the law

A demonstrator protests the short-term rentals of apartments in a building where residents have been evicted.
David Zlutnick

Activists gathered in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, last month, to call attention to part of the city’s housing crisis. They got together around a three-unit apartment building where flats are rented out to vacationers through an online broker. The protesters plastered the building with green stickers that said the tourist rentals there are illegal.

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