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SROs

July 24, 2019, 6am PDT
Peter Parker used to struggle to pay the rent, and many people can relate to the superhero's precarious housing situation over the years.
Market Urbanism
May 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
Single-room-occupancy hotels are providing much-needed affordable housing for the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Oregon Live
December 13, 2016, 11am PST
The San Francisco Chronicle released a series of reports in a special "Beyond Homelessness" edition on San Francisco's attempts to address chronic homelessness. The city spends $112 million annually to operate 75 aging single-room-occupancy hotels.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 29, 2016, 1pm PDT
Cecilia Estolano, former Executive Director of Los Angeles’s Community Redevelopment Agency, diagnoses why the region has been unable to provide housing for working-class citizens.
The Planning Report
August 25, 2008, 10am PDT
Technically these are SROs- Single Room Occupancy units, but it's a spanking new building, cafe below, in the vibrant SoMa district, starting at only $279,000. The catch: some units are only 250 sq.ft.
The San Francisco Chronicle