Housing and Homelessness

San Francisco is Waging War on Homeless People

On April 12th, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and two other ghoulish right-wing organizations filed a lawsuit against 2018‚Äôs Prop C ballot measure, citing a California Constitutional amendment that requires a two-thirds majority of voters for any tax increase. Until the case is decided–which might take years–the city can‚Äôt release the Prop C funds it …

What your company is going to say about Prop C

Prop C is an opportunity for San Francisco to do right by our unhoused neighbors. It’s a balanced, thoughtful bill that funds housing and supportive services for unhoused folks in SF, paid for by a tax on companies’ gross business revenue over $50 million of on average 0.5%. And remember: these are the same companies …

The Shameful History of San Francisco’s Homelessness Policy

The homelessness crisis in SF is all over the international news, and Proposition C on the November ballot proposes to fund the most comprehensive package of services for addressing the issue in the city‚Äôs history. Built on best practices learned over the last thirty years, it prioritizes housing rather than services on the street, and …

Christin Evans on Prop C

Proposition C is on just about every mind in San Francisco. You‚Äôve probably heard at least a little bit about it, but if not, here are the basics: Prop C is a tax on the city‚Äôs biggest businesses to house the homeless. It will create 4,000 new housing units, provide 7,000 subsidies to keep people …

5 Facts about Prop C

In the era of Fake News, Donald Trump and the Kardashians, can we really afford any more confusion? Call us ‚ÄúSnopes of the Proletariat‚ÄĚ, ‚Äėcause we got your facts, right here.

The Gall of Galles

The San Francisco Chronicle is offering a soapbox to Koch-affiliated libertarians on rent control and affordable housing. Wait, what?

Building an Ecosocialist Housing Policy: Lessons from SB 827

SB 827 is done and dusted, at least for now. Throughout the debate on the controversial bill, one critical factor remained mostly unexamined: what effect would this proposed housing and transportation legislation have had on the environment? Now, though the specter of SB 827 is in California‚Äôs collective rear-view, it is important to discuss the …

Rent Control Works: A Response to Business School Professors’ Misguided Attacks

Editors‚Äô note: This piece was originally published by Dean and Shanti here and is cross-posted on The Phoenix with their permission. The housing world is abuzz about a new study: a former Goldman Sachs asset manager and a former UBS investment banker, both Assistant Professors at Stanford‚Äôs School of Business, have concluded that rent control‚Ää‚ÄĒ‚Äänot …