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CA's Tax Credit for Renters May Increase for the First Time in Over 40 YearsCA’s Tax Credit for Renters May Increase for the First Time in Over 40 Years
By - posted 1/13/2022
Housing

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News California’s tax credit for renters may increase to account for inflation after more than 40 years, according to state Sen. Steve Glazer’s office. Glazer, D-Contra Costa, and co-authors this week introduced Senate Bill 843, which would increase the credit from $60 for single filers to $500. more...

SF Awarded $54.7 Million to Buy 160-Room Bldg for Homeless HousingSF Awarded $54.7 Million to Buy 160-Room Bldg for Homeless Housing
By - posted 12/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, Housing, San Francisco

Today, the California Department of Housing and Community Development announced that San Francisco was awarded $54.7 million in capital and operating costs from the State’s Project Homekey to purchase a 160-room residential building at 1321 Mission Street to operate as Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). Today’s award is in addition to the more...

SF Might Give Renters Facing Eviction 10-Day Warning PeriodSF Might Give Renters Facing Eviction 10-Day Warning Period
By - posted 12/8/2021
Bay Area Updates, Housing, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston will propose legislation during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting that would require landlords to provide a ten-day notice to tenants prior to filing an eviction notice — allowing tenants an extra chance to stay in their homes. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, landlords seeking to evict more...

SF's Interfaith Winter Shelters Open Through March 26SF’s Interfaith Winter Shelters Open Through March 26
By - posted 11/23/2021
Getting Help, Housing, San Francisco

San Francisco announced the opening of its Interfaith Winter Shelter program. Now in its 33rd year, the Interfaith Winter Shelter program opens Sunday, November 21, 2021, increasing shelter capacity for people experiencing homelessness during the particularly difficult winter season. This year, the shelter will transition among four religious facilities with more...

Oakland’s New "Tiny Home Village" Opens at Lake MerrittOakland’s New “Tiny Home Village” Opens at Lake Merritt
By - posted 11/2/2021
Brand New, Causes, Getting Help, Housing, Oakland

By Keith Burbank Bay City News OAKLAND (BCN) Sixty-five homeless people will soon have warm, temporary shelter from winter rain and cold thanks to a new, tiny home village in Oakland, city officials said Monday. Lakeview Village at Second Avenue and East 12th Street will begin housing people early this month and a more...

Candlestick Park's New Vehicle Triage Center for HomelessCandlestick Park’s New Vehicle Triage Center for Homeless
By - posted 10/25/2021
Brand New, Getting Help, Housing, San Francisco

A new temporary vehicle triage center in San Francisco’s Candlestick Point State Recreation Area for people living out of their vehicle to safely park will move forward after it was approved by the California Department of Parks on Thursday. The center will be located in the park’s Boat Launch parking lot, more...

SF's New “Cars to Casas” Housing OrdinanceSF’s New “Cars to Casas” Housing Ordinance
By - posted 10/13/2021
Brand New, Housing, San Francisco

Mayor London N. Breed today announced a new housing ordinance aimed at increasing density on auto-oriented lots. The “Cars to Casas” ordinance was announced at a press conference alongside Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) Chair of the California Senate Housing Committee, and housing and environmental activists, including YIMBY Action, the more...

SF Will Now Give You 72 Hours Before Towing Your Car for Unpaid Parking TicketsSF Will Now Give You 72 Hours Before Towing Your Car for Unpaid Parking Tickets
By - posted 10/7/2021
Getting Help, Housing

A San Francisco Superior Court judge this week ruled in favor of the city of San Francisco after the judge acknowledged recent changes made to the city’s vehicle towing policies, bringing a nearly three-year lawsuit over towing practices to a close. The nonprofit Coalition on Homelessness filed a lawsuit against the more...

Santa Clara County's Plan to Cover Rent for Homeless Families for Next DecadeSanta Clara County’s Plan to Cover Rent for Homeless Families for Next Decade
By - posted 10/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help, Housing

By Jana Kadah, Bay City News Foundation Santa Clara County officials, in collaboration with nonprofit housing partners and the city of San Jose are looking to house 1200 homeless families within the next year. The program, launched Monday, is called HEADING HOME. It utilizes federal stipends that will cover rent for homeless more...

Which Neighborhoods Are in SF's First "Eviction Free Zone"Which Neighborhoods Are in SF’s First “Eviction Free Zone”
By - posted 10/4/2021
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help, Housing, Only in San Francisco

With California’s eviction moratorium now expired and leaving hundreds of thousands of tenants who can’t pay their rent vulnerable, San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston on Friday declared his district an “Eviction Free Zone.” Preston’s district includes neighborhoods like Hayes Valley, the Fillmore, Japantown, Lower Pacific Heights, Western Addition, Cole Valley, more...

Rally to Save the Historic Grubstake Diner (Sept. 27)Rally to Save the Historic Grubstake Diner (Sept. 27)
By - posted 9/26/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Have Your Voice Heard, Housing

Supporters of Grubstake Diner are hosting a rally to help save the historic diner at noon on Monday, September 27, 2021. We appreciate the community’s overwhelming support of our efforts to preserve a critical chapter of LGBTQI+ history while also providing 21 units of much-needed middle-income housing on the Polk Street more...

Oakland Waterfront Hotel to Become Affordable HousingOakland Waterfront Hotel to Become Affordable Housing
By - posted 9/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Housing, Oakland, Support the Bay

Z Hotel, located in Oakland’s Jack London Square, is slated to be converted into affordable housing. Thanks to Mercury News and The Registry SF for sharing the news that Riaz Capital will be transforming the hotel into micro studios designed for workplace professionals who earn between $50,000 and $120,000 a year more...

SF is No Longer the Priciest Place to Rent in USA (Barely)SF is No Longer the Priciest Place to Rent in USA (Barely)
By - posted 8/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Good News, Housing

San Francisco just got demoted. Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that San Francisco is no longer the most expensive city for rent in the United States. According to data from the August 2021 Zumper report, New York just edged out San Francisco to take the number 1 spot with the more...

SF's New 18-Story 100% Affordable Housing in SOMA Breaks GroundSF’s New 18-Story 100% Affordable Housing in SOMA Breaks Ground
By - posted 8/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Housing

Mayor London N. Breed today celebrated the groundbreaking of a new 18-story 100% affordable housing complex in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood. The development at 921 Howard Street will be one of the largest affordable housing projects seen in San Francisco in the last decade, with 40% of the more...

SF's "Leaning" Millennium Tower's $100 Million Fix HaltedSF’s “Leaning” Millennium Tower’s $100 Million Fix Halted
By - posted 8/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Getting Help, Housing

Oh no… San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, The City’s famously sinking apartment building, was on its way to being repaired, but work has now halted. Thanks to NBC Bay Area for sharing the news that after sinking 18 inches and leaning 14 inches, a $100 million solution was in progress when the more...