Housing & Development

San Francisco Moves to Restart Rent Relief as State Bows Out

As California prepares to sunset its rent relief program, San Francisco is planning to take up the slack. But uncertainties remain.

Blocked Downtown Project Emerges as Sticking Point in AD17 Race

A contested housing project at 469 Stevenson Street features in a mailer attacking candidate David Campos.

California Lawmakers Struck a Deal on Eviction Protections as Local Relief Lags

Of the 19,021 San Francisco households that have requested state relief, a little over half have been paid so far.

New Exhibit, ‘House of Commons,’ Explores Promise and Pitfalls of Communal Living Structures

Congregate homes with shared central spaces and resources have a part to play in fixing San Francisco’s housing crisis, according to the exhibit’s creators.

City Accuses Construction Companies of Pollution, Zoning Law Violations Near Candlestick Point

Residents of Bay View and Hunter’s Point began complaining of excessive dust in the area starting in January 2021.

Transitional Housing Pop-Up Opens in SoMa

“Tiny cabins” offer refuge to those awaiting permanent housing.

YIMBY Takes Another Swing at Housing Reform With New Ballot Initiative

It’s the latest effort to get housing projects approved automatically if they meet all of the city’s requirements.

Recalled School Board Member Alison Collins Filed Plans to Fix Illegally Merged Flats

Collins and her husband plan to address the complaint by turning the former basement into one unit and will keep the merged top two floors as the second unit, The Standard has learned.

​​The Q&A: How Will Urban Vision Alliance Bring SF Businesses, Nonprofits Together to Fight Homelessness? 

Urban Vision Alliance’s CEO says the group wants to address the lack of coordination among San Francisco’s various homelessness service providers.

More than 800 Homes Remain Unfilled as Thousands of Unhoused Sit on Waitlist

SF Public Press’ Nuala Bishari spent 10 months uncovering why the city’s housing process is so slow.