05 Dec 2012

SF supes approve 220-square-foot micro-apartments

They say good things come in small packages, but perhaps not for housing. San Francisco’s limited housing market will soon include micro-apartments in an effort to provide more affordable options

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03 Apr 2012

New legislation on student housing in San Francisco in the works

Students may not need to use Craigslist to find housing anymore. Together, Supervisor Scott Wiener, the San Francisco Planning Department and the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition have been working

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15 Mar 2012

San Francisco Tenants Union continues to aid renters after more than 40 years

San Francisco is one of the most expensive housing markets in the country. The limited supply of rental units coupled with a recent influx of wealthy tech professionals vying for

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20 Feb 2012

Water in the walls: A housing horror story

Morgan Shingling knew she had a big problem on her hands when her apartment on the first floor of a two-story building started leaking from the ceiling the Saturday before

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13 Feb 2012

Tips to navigating Craigslist to find an apartment

Although Craigslist can undoubtedly be one the most useful tools in searching for a new living arrangement, it can be a bit daunting at times. Understanding how you can best

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13 Feb 2012

Get to know your rights as a tenant

KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Landlords don’t get to decide how much to charge you for a security deposit. Deposits are capped at the equivalent of two months rent for an

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13 Dec 2011

San Francisco tenants' rights protect renters from bad landlords

Carolina Portella, a 20-year-old student at the Academy of Art University, moved from Palo Alto into what seemed like a perfect situation: a cheap room in the Mission district with

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