homeless epidemic

RV San Francisco (torbankhopper / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

RVs Become Only Housing Option for Many in Unaffordable San Francisco

Housing prices and the homeless epidemic in Northern California are two factors that have contributed to what is being described as a “crisis” in which trailers and recreational vehicles (RVs) have become the only viable option for residents of the Bay Area.

Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Oakland Mayor Urges Residents to Take in Homeless: ‘Give Up That Airbnb’

During her annual State of the City address on Thursday, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf called on her constituents to open their doors and residences to the city’s homeless, as union workers picketed against her for her administration’s handling of the city’s rampant housing problem.

San Francisco homeless tent (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

San Francisco Journalists Coordinate to Raise Alarm on Homelessness

Journalists and reporters in the Bay Area are joining forces to flood news and social media with reports on San Francisco’s homelessness epidemic next month, with the hope that it will create a “wave” of coverage that will ultimately force politicians to take action to fix a problem that lurks at almost every corner of the space-starved city.

Airbnb Pride (Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr / CC)

Fight Not Over for Airbnb After Proposition F Win

Airbnb scored a major victory on Wednesday by beating Proposition F, which sought to limit short-term rentals in San Francisco. But the $25.5 billion lodging startup acknowledges that the political battle is nowhere near over.

Airbnb protest (via Geoffrey Nguyen / Twitter)

Protesters Storm Airbnb HQ Before Proposition F Vote

Protestors stormed the headquarters of multibillion dollar lodging startup Airbnb on Monday in San Francisco, one day before Bay Area residents cast their votes either in favor of or against Proposition F–the “Airbnb initiative,” a measure that seeks to regulate short-terms rentals in the city.