San Francisco Housing: NIMBY’s vs. YIMBY’s

(I am starting new, semi-regular sorta-column related to all things housing in San Francisco (title needs work). I figure that some of you (i.e. tenants, qweirdo’s who read this blog, potential tenants) may be interested in this subject, especially if you are planning or even thinking of planning to buy a home in San Francisco. Plus, since I have to read this stuff to stay atop of San Francisco housing rules & regulations, I figured I may as well share some of the more interesting articles I come across)

For this week’s inaugural column, presented without (much) comment, “YIMBYs: The “Alt-Right” Darlings of the Real Estate Industry” via truthout.

I am sharing this because it’s created quite a bit of controversy since it was unleashed upon the internets last week and because if you are familiar with me at all you know I ♥ acronyms.
Plus, it’s full of juicy smack-talk, name calling, and GTFOOH announcements from all the parties involved.

As usual, very curious as to what you, dear hypothetical reader, thinks about this article, rent control, low-income housing subsidies, and all other housing-related topics.

Published by 574 3rd St. - Central Apartments

Originally "The Central Hotel", built by Edward Rolkin in 1907, 574 3rd St: Central Apartments used to consist of 440 small rooms and several storefronts across the first floor, including a large saloon and dining room. Currently family-owned and managed, over the past 44-years Central Apartments has been converted to the thriving multi-family apartment community it is today. Couple constant upgrades and renovations with astute attention to detail and CNT is now a bona fide fixture of the SoMa/South Beach area, a multi-family apartment community that features a total of 102 apartments. From our smallest studios to our two studios with storage lofts to our two junior one-bedrooms to our one-bedrooms to our one two-bedroom, all our apartments are wired for high-speed internet and boast updated plumbing lines and electrical fixtures. Combine that with our usual apartment amenities - granite countertops, hardwood floors (entry, living room, bedroom), granite tile floors (kitchen and bathroom), gas stoves, range hoods, sturdy cabinetry, along with the fact that we include all utilities (excluding internet and cable service) with the monthly rental charge? Located three blocks from Giants Stadium, Chase Center right up the way and practically across the street from the lush oasis of South Park, we boast a perfect 100 Transit Score.

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