efforts to add to the city's housing supply focus on a few subsidized
affordable housing units. The nations' most restrictive rent controls
create a strange cycle of ever increasing rent. Landlords immediately
jack up rents whenever their tenants move out and free the unit from the
strict rent control, so many tenants will never move by choice. This locked
up rental housing bank keeps market rents high, and makes removing rent
control impossible, as thousands of current renters would be out in the
street if they had to pay today's ridiculous market rents.
As a sudden new supply of rental housing, treasure island provides a unique opportunity for city residents. In addition to the regular market rate housing on the island, the city also provided units to agencies that house the homeless and recovering addicts. That's all part of the experiment.
If you have an interesting story related to your housing situation, please let us know. Here are online resources to help in finding a place here:
|Craigslist.org is a free online community to post and browse for housing. The success of craigslist has been franchised to other cities in the us and in australia. In addition to housing, craigslist is a great place to find and post jobs, furniture, singles adds and event listings.|
|94130.net is a treasure island community resource for residents. The site's host, desmond crisis, also runs a related community messageboard that frequently posts rooms available on treasure and yerba buena islands.|
|Student housing at the university of california, san francisco, runs another free list and browse rent board open to the public. Many listers are looking for students in the uscf campus neighborhood, but not all. They posted a very unflattering picture of treasure island; don't look at it.|
|Renttech.com is a commercial service that lists openings for free but charges a $100 subscription fee to browse their listings for three months.|
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