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In San Francisco, Rooms for $1,000/Month Are Now Scarce

April 2, 2014 | 9:30 am

In San Francisco, Rooms for $1,000/Month Are Now Scarce

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The time of affordable rooms in San Francisco may be long over.

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San Francisco Housing Activists Debate Affordability Crisis

February 11, 2014 | 12:13 pm

San Francisco Housing Activists Debate Affordability Crisis

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In weekend tenants’ convention, an anti-speculation idea from the late Harvey Milk is resurrected.

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5 Reasons Landlords Say They’re Not to Blame for High Rents and Evictions

November 12, 2013 | 12:59 pm

5 Reasons Landlords Say They’re Not to Blame for High Rents and Evictions

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Do property owners deserve all the blame for spiking rents and a rising number of evictions? Think again.

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Is $84,000 Enough for a Family of Four in San Francisco?

July 16, 2013 | 8:04 am

Is $84,000 Enough for a Family of Four in San Francisco?

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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 […]

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An Interactive Map of the Cheapest Places to Rent in the Bay Area

December 10, 2012 | 1:32 pm

An Interactive Map of the Cheapest Places to Rent in the Bay Area

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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. […]

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Portrait Gallery: Faces of San Francisco Affordable Housing

November 1, 2012 | 11:57 am

Portrait Gallery: Faces of San Francisco Affordable Housing

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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 […]

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Despite Demand for Apartments, New Construction Slows

June 20, 2012 | 11:21 am

Despite Demand for Apartments, New Construction Slows

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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 […]

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