How Long Before Developers Walk Away From Unrealistic Affordable Housing Projects? – by Deborah Lopez, SPOSFI Business Member

Affordable housing, inclusionary housing, below market-rate (BMR) housing, middle-income housing. All these buzzwords describe different aspects of San Francisco’s efforts to address the escalating shortage of housing for those who can’t afford to buy or rent a home in the city’s hyper-competitive market. So far, the Board of Supervisors has instituted no new rent control…

Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman, Attorney

Question 1: My Oakland tenant has to be displaced due to water damage in the apartment, caused by a pipe failure. We have secured them a place in a local hotel, and we are only charging them the pro rata share of the rent they were paying. Can they lawfully demand or request that a…