Tag: rental housing
In weekend tenants’ convention, an anti-speculation idea from the late Harvey Milk is resurrected.
Do property owners deserve all the blame for spiking rents and a rising number of evictions? Think again.
Last week, we wrote about a new budget calculator released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) that attempts to offer a contrast to the Federal Poverty Guidelines, which say a family of four is “officially” poor only if it earns less than $23,550. What EPI hoped to do was illustrate that in plenty of places (the […]
A few weeks back we shared an interesting map by the real estate startup Kwelia, showing residential rents by Bay Area zip code. The most expensive zip codes were in red, while the cheapest were in light yellow. On Sunday Kwelia launched an update to the map that’s pretty nifty – it’s now interactive and organized by census tract. […]
It’s a hard time to find an affordable place in the city. Rents have climbed 10 percentat a time of year when they’re normally going down. Exacerbating the problem, San Francisco lost millions of dollars in low-income housing funding when Gov. Jerry Brown dissolved redevelopment agencies back in February. In San Francisco, “affordable housing” is mainly […]
by Aaron Glantz, The Bay Citizen Although rents are soaring and demand for rental units is growing, developers are not building many new apartments, condominiums or homes in the Bay Area, according to a new report.The region added 6,382 housing units between April 2010 and July 2011, an increase of just 0.2 percent, newly released […]