I was happy to see this pop up on Reddit, as it reminded me to join this (a month or two late I acknowledge). I'm not sure if the thread…Read More

Is anyone here anti-rent control and willing to do something about it? : sanfrancisco

I know this topic sparks a lot of debate, but I, as an SF tenant, am vehemently against this policy. It drives up prices for those not lucky enough to have gotten in at a good time, doesn't actually protect low income/elderly renters, and is increasingly driving the wedge between high income earners and the rest of us. I think a lot of people just…Read More
Jeremy Dunck
Jeremy Dunck Campaign leader

This is a great example of the pressure that builds up around rent control. "Yañez is the founder and curator of a number of iconic…Read More

“Royalty” of the Mission Art Scene Faces Eviction

Mission Loc@l
Spanning three decades in the Mission District, prominent San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, who seeded and grew the annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration into a citywide event, is in the process of being evicted from his home of 35 years. His former wife, artist Yolanda Lopez, and his son, the artist Rio Yañez, are also included in the…Read More
Jeremy Dunck
Jeremy Dunck Campaign leader

Highlights from this New Yorker piece: * Rent controls place tenant and owner in conflict, including 2 anecdotes of fraud *…Read More

At the Rent Board, New Tales of the City

The New Yorker
The San Francisco Rent Board sits on the third floor of an ornate former Masonic Temple near the city’s opera house. While Faust makes a pact with the devil on the stage down the street, this building has been the scene of a pitched, real-life drama over the character of this prospering city, where tenants make up more than sixty per cent of…Read More
Jeremy Dunck
Jeremy Dunck Campaign leader

"the event revealed a deep well of shared disappointment and anger over the current state of affairs in the Mission"

Community Meeting Reveals Sharp Differences

Mission Loc@l
An event Monday evening billed as an open conversation about changes in the Mission attracted a standing room only crowd of nearly 100 people who voiced concerns about a range of issues related to what Supervisor David Campos called “a tale of two cities.” “There’s a great deal of wealth and economic development happening but there’s a great…Read More
Jeremy Dunck
Jeremy Dunck Campaign leader

This map clearly shows the state of play. Higher income earners are raising prices through demand on a relatively fixed supply of living…Read More

Rent Affordability Gap in San Francisco

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Rent Affordability Gap in San Francisco by SF Dept. of Public Health - PHES Number of minimum wage jobs needed to afford a two bedroom apartment and housing-wage gap.