Ben Carson Tours Homeless Shelter in Los Angeles

Dr. Ben Carson, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), toured a homeless women’s center on Los Angeles’s infamous Skid Row Tuesday as part of a fact-finding mission aimed at tackling homelessness and providing job training for inner-city communities throughout the United States.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 12: U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visits the Liberty Square apartment complex on April 12, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Secretary Carson is on a national listening tour to hear from the people and organizations who rely on and support public housing. (Photo by …

San Francisco Man Has to Pay Triple Rent After Lover’s Suicide

Merely two weeks after Christopher Holden’s partner of five years took his own life, the management company for the San Francisco studio he and Jonathan Conte had been splitting for $1,390 a month told Holden that his rent would be nearly doubled, and that the rent-controlled price could not be honored because the apartment was under his late partner’s name.

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Public Housing a Trendy Deal in San Diego

Select San Diegans will receive federal government housing subsidies along with 42-inch HDTVs, cable, Internet and on-site services upon taking up residence at the newly constructed $50 million dollar Alpha Square low-income housing project in the city’s trendy East Village neighborhood.

San Diego (Nan Palmero / Flickr / CC)

Worst Cities for Renters: Bay Area Sweeps 1, 2, 3 Spots

What are the worst three cities for renters in America? Surprise. Manhattan does not make the cut. According to Forbes, they are San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose–based on price-per-listing, market availability, median income and comparing the price of a mortgage versus that of renting.

San Francisco Rent (torbakhopper : Flickr : CC)

Austin, Houston Among US Cities With Highest Rent Increases

Two Texas cities — Austin and Houston — are among the top ten metropolitan areas in the United States that had the highest percentage increases in rental prices last year. San Francisco and San Jose, California were ranked first and second, both with median rent prices of over $3,000 per month. Austin was ranked sixth and Houston eighth.

Jimmy McMillan