“San Francisco May Subsidize Middle-Class Apartments for the First Time”
“Martí and Cohen: Housing Our City’s Workforce”
May 12, 2015
If voters approve Mayor Ed Lee’s $250 million housing bond in November, they will unlock a stream of cash that the city will use to subsidize rental housing units for middle-class residents for the first time.
“Exclusive: S.F. Mayor’s Housing Task Force Pushes New Affordable Housing Policies”
One of the bitter ironies of this boom economy is that a widening range of our city’s workforce is shut out by the real estate market.
“SF Hot Housing Prices Back, Bidding Wars Fiercer Than Ever”
October 21, 2014
Mayor Ed Lee's housing working group is close to a deal on several policy changes that backers hope will boost the number of affordable units in San Francisco.
“Ideas to Increase Middle-Income Housing in San Francisco Floated”
May 25, 2014
After getting outbid on three houses, Shura Kelly decided not to mess around with 117 De Montfort St.
“New Poll Shows San Franciscans Are Hungry for More Housing”
December 23, 2013
For two decades, San Francisco has squeezed concessions from every large residential development built on city soil. That has meant forcing below-market-rate units into each project or making developers pay a fee to opt out -- an option increasingly taken in recent years.
San Franciscans are worried about the cost of living and mostly blaming the spike on rising housing prices, according to a new poll of voters in what has become the nation’s priciest city.