Posts Tagged: San Francisco

Special Report: Why Tenants Need SB50

Special Report: Why Tenants Need SB50

Posted April 17, 2019 by

SB50 Opens Gentrified Neighborhoods to Working and Middle-Class Residents California’s SB 50, with lead co-sponsors Senators Nancy Skinner and Scott Wiener, expands housing opportunities for working and middle-class tenants who have been priced out of cities. So why do many
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SB 50: Development Without Displacement

SB 50: Development Without Displacement

Posted April 2, 2019 by

California Must End Anti-Renter Exclusionary Zoning “Development without displacement is the key. Fighting against displacement rather than fighting against development should be the focus.”—NLIHC’s “Tenant Talk,” Spring 2019 SB 50, California’s most far reaching housing production bill ever, has its
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Some Truths About the “Twitter” Tax

Some Truths About the “Twitter” Tax

Posted March 11, 2019 by

Tax Incentive Set Mid-Market on Path to Revitalization Last week, D6 Supervisor Matt Haney said he wanted to hold a hearing on the impact of the city’s 2011 Mid-Market/Tenderloin tax incentive for new hires that ends in May. Commonly called
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Newsom’s 2004 Housing Vision Finally Popular

Newsom’s 2004 Housing Vision Finally Popular

Posted February 12, 2019 by

Governor Newsom’s  Housing Agenda Has Roots in 2004 Prop J Defeat In March 2004, newly-elected San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom suffered a devastating political defeat. His Prop J, the Workforce Housing Initiative, lost virtually every San Francisco neighborhood on route
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SF’s Moment of Truth on Housing

SF’s Moment of Truth on Housing

Posted February 5, 2019 by

Two Key Votes on Promoting Affordability All San Francisco politicians claim to support building more housing. But some also work against that goal. Now a “progressive” Board of Supervisors faces two key votes over expanding housing for low-income, working and
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Special Report: 2018 Housing Year in Review

Special Report: 2018 Housing Year in Review

Posted December 18, 2018 by

Key Gains Boost Housing Prospects for 2019 2018 marked a positive turning point for America’s response to its worsening housing and homelessness crisis. This shift signifies new opportunities for housing progress in 2019. Why did the media and elected officials
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Special Edition: Election Predictions for Nov. 2018

Prop 10 Has Already Won

Prop 10 Has Already Won

Posted October 30, 2018 by

Building Momentum for Future Tenant Victories Last week’s poll by the Public Policy Institute of California that had California’s Prop 10 trailing badly (60% say they will vote no) led some to conclude that a big defeat would set back
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