Housing & Development

South of Market Residents Push Back Against Homeless Housing Plan

The city aims to buy 160-unit complex for supportive housing, but neighbors say they already do more than their share.

‘Tone at the Top’ Led to Fraud, Bribes at Department of Building Inspection, Report Finds

Systemic flaws in DBI’s permitting and inspection process, coupled with misconduct by former director Tom Hui, created a culture of corruption at the department, a city report says.

Two State Bills Could Help Chip Away At San Francisco’s Housing Shortage—Gradually

SB 9 and SB 10, both approved by the State Assembly this week, would make it easier to build multi-family housing in San Francisco and across the state.

S.F. Downtown Is Still Dead—But Job Listings, Venture Capital Point to a Possible Rebound

Office workers are staying home for now, but record levels of investment in S.F. suggest a brighter long-term outlook for downtown.

Policymakers, Advocates Urge Tenants to Seek Relief Ahead of Sept. 30 Deadline

Between state and local programs, San Francisco residents have received about $25 million in relief payments so far. That may not be enough to stop a wave of evictions.

Supervisors to Consider Citywide Fourplex Expansion Next Year

The proposal is a “significant” upzoning for San Francisco, but would only make a dent in a state mandate to build 82,000 housing units by 2031.

Hotly-Contested Sunset Housing Development Gets Rubber Stamp from Board of Supervisors

The project sparked fierce opposition from some residents in the Sunset, who said the 98-unit development was too large for the neighborhood.

‘Absolute Chaos’: San Francisco Apartment-Seekers See a Market Suddenly Gone Haywire

With the city reopening, San Francisco renters trying to lock in deals are finding stiffer competition and sudden fluctuations in price and availability.

With Eviction Clock Ticking, State and Local Rent Relief May Fall Short of Need

The slow rollout of state of rent relief programs is raising concerns that people will fall through the cracks unless California extends its eviction moratorium and expands assistance.