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New Law Could Radically Alter Who Gets Affordable Housing In S.F.

As it currently stands, affordable or ‘Below Market Rate’ housing units in San Francisco are allocated by lottery with preferences given to households that hold a rare Certificate of Preference or tenants who have recently been evicted by way of the Ellis Act.  And being a resident in the... Read More »

All The Way From A to K: San Francisco’s Ballot Measure Rundown

Eleven local measures are set to appear on this November’s ballot in San Francisco, measures which have just been lettered from A (the $310 million Affordable Housing Bond) to K (the revised Surplus Property Ordinance). The full rundown and summaries from the Department of Elections or past SocketSite coverage:... Read More »

Legislation Could Prohibit Evictions, Freeze Rents For Vacant Units

In addition to prohibiting rent increases or evictions based on adding new roommates to an existing tenancy, even when an existing lease specifically disallows new occupants or specifies an associated increase in rent, a proposed change to San Francisco’s Administrative Code would also prohibit landlords from raising the rent... Read More »

Evictions Are Up In San Francisco, As Are Reported Buyout Amounts

Over the past four months, tenants of 47 rent-controlled apartments in San Francisco have negotiated buyouts to vacate their units, with an average payout of $43,000.  The highest buyout was for $310,000. And in fact, the average buyout reported to the San Francisco Rent Board, as newly required by... Read More »

UPDATE: Surplus Land Ballot Measure Withdrawn But Returning

The proposed measure sponsored by Supervisors Kim, Avalos, Campos and Mar to prioritize the use of surplus and underutilized city-owned land in San Francisco for the development of “100% permanently affordable housing, including ground floor retail and community facilities and open space” has been withdrawn from the November ballot, but... Read More »

Supervisors Reject More Restrictive Airbnb Regulations

Supervisors Reject More Restrictive Airbnb Regulations

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has rejected Supervisor Campos’ proposed amendment to San Francisco’s law regulating short-term rentals in the city and instead adopted a watered-down version of a less restrictive amendment sponsored by Supervisor Farrell and the Mayor. Both votes were 6 to 5, with Supervisors Farrell, Breed,... Read More »

Airbnb Measure Qualifies For November Ballot

The ballot measure to further restrict the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year and prohibit hosting platforms, such as Airbnb or VRBO, from ever listing a unit which hasn’t already been registered with the city, or has exceeded the... Read More »

15,983 Signatures In Support Of Airbnb Ballot Measure

The sponsors of the proposed ballot measure to further restrict the short-term rental of any residential unit in San Francisco to a maximum of 75 days a year and prohibit hosting platforms, such as Airbnb, from ever listing a unit which hasn’t been registered with the city or has exceeded... Read More »

Developer Suddenly Selling A Pair Of ‘Unparalleled’ Opportunities

Developer Suddenly Selling A Pair Of ‘Unparalleled’ Opportunities

While Artthaus made headlines earlier this month for filing plans to construct a seven-story building with 131 Group Housing Units and shared kitchens at 1798 Bryant Street in the Mission, and another 36 Group Housing Units at 45 Dore in SoMa, it doesn’t appear that the developer actually plans... Read More »

An End To ‘Confidential’ Sales In San Francisco

An End To ‘Confidential’ Sales In San Francisco

In an attempt to hide the sale price for a property in San Francisco, sellers or their agents have been able to request that the computed transfer tax to be paid for a property, from which the sale price could be calculated, be recorded separately from the deed and... Read More »