Up to 8,300 new student beds will arrive on campus within 15 years as SF State accelerates its transition from being a commuter campus towards a residential campus, SF State officials announced Monday.
More than 70 people witnessed the public unveiling of the first pieces of
Finding a place to live near SF State is as tough as the 49ers finding a win – it’s rough out there.
It’s time consuming, awkward and stressful. Craigslist is hit or miss. Open houses often feature a half-dozen or more candidates competing for a single bedroom.
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They say good
Students may not need to use Craigslist to find housing anymore.
Together, Supervisor Scott Wiener, the San Francisco Planning Department and the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition have been working on creating legislation that would not only define student housing in San Francisco, but would also
San Francisco is one of the most expensive housing markets in the country. The limited supply of rental units coupled with a recent influx of wealthy tech professionals vying for those units has led some landlords to use unscrupulous methods to try to get rid
Morgan Shingling knew she had a big problem on her hands when her apartment on the first floor of a two-story building started leaking from the ceiling the Saturday before classes started at SF State.
"It just started with a leak," said Shingling a sophomore sociology
Although Craigslist can undoubtedly be one the most useful tools in searching for a new living arrangement, it can be a bit daunting at times.
Understanding how you can best utilize Craiglist to your full advantage will make your housing search slightly less stressful.
Figure out your
KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS:
Landlords don’t get to decide how much to charge you for a security deposit. Deposits are capped at the equivalent of two months rent for an unfurnished apartment, and up to three months rent if the unit comes furnished.
If your landlord is
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Carolina Portella, a 20-year-old