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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...

Oakland's New Tiny Home Village for Unhoused Lake Merritt Residents Coming SoonOakland’s New Tiny Home Village for Unhoused Lake Merritt Residents Coming Soon
By - posted 8/4/2021
Brand New, East Bay, Getting Help, Housing, Oakland

Construction began this week on a tiny home village city officials intend for homeless people on city-owned land at Lake Merritt. The property, located at East 12th Street, will eventually house 65 people in tiny homes and provide a comprehensive set of services to help residents transition to stable housing more...

1888 Oakland Victorian Could Be Yours Free... With a Big Catch1888 Oakland Victorian Could Be Yours Free… With a Big Catch
By - posted 7/16/2021
Freebies, Housing, Oakland, Wow

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that a 133 year old Victorian home in Oakland could be yours for free. But there’s a very big (and expensive) catch. The historic home at 2428 Chestnut Street, built around 1888, is being given away for free, provided you have both the more...

Marin County Works to Rectify Historically Racist Housing PoliciesMarin County Works to Rectify Historically Racist Housing Policies
By - posted 7/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Have Your Voice Heard, Healing, Housing

Marin County has launched a project to identify and rectify policies that prevented people of color from purchasing homes and led to segregated neighborhoods. Although such policies have been illegal since 1964, many public agencies — including throughout Marin County — still have not removed racially restrictive covenants that prohibit the more...