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PodShare's bunk-bed style co-living solution costs $1,200 a month in San Francisco.

San Francisco renters are dishing out $1,200 a month for bunk beds in co-living buildings to avoid the city’s high rents — here’s wh...

San Francisco has the highest median rent for a one-bedroom in the country. Some renters in the city are paying $1,200 — for a bunk bed.
A woman is suing Vancouver, Canada, over a $249,000 vacancy tax for leaving her $24.9 million mansion empty.

A multimillionaire’s wife is suing after the city of Vancouver charged her $249,000 for not living in her $27 million mansion

She bought a sprawling mansion on Vancouver's "Billionaire's Row" in 2015. It's been left empty amid a severe housing crisis, prompting vacancy taxes.
Berlin skyline.

Berlin is freezing rents for the next 5 years, and it’s a major step in the city’s efforts to prevent an increasingly serious housing cris...

Germany is dealing with a shortage of affordable housing. The government hopes to build 1.5 million affordable units by 2021.
Hong Kong residents are considering living in haunted homes, according to a recent survey.

Hong Kong locals desperate for housing are considering putting in offers on haunted houses, and it’s a sign of how unaffordable property in the ...

Earlier this year, Hong Kong was named the most unaffordable city in the world for the ninth year in a row.

Hong Kong is about to spend $80 billion on an artificial island to solve its housing crisis — but critics say it may come at the expense of the ...

Hong Kong this week approved plans to build one of the world's largest artificial islands in an attempt to improve its escalating housing crisis.
To afford a two-bedroom apartment, a minimum-wage worker would need to work around 122 hours a week.

A minimum-wage worker needs 1.5 jobs just to afford half the rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in most of the US

To afford a two-bedroom apartment in the US, a minimum-wage worker would need to work about 122 hours a week.
Seattle has seen house prices balloon due to the presence of tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon.

Microsoft will spend $500 million on building affordable housing in Seattle

In cities like Seattle and San Francisco, the arrival of tech giants has been linked with skyrocketing house prices.
Starcity is taking over a residential building in Los Angeles that was once used for housing interns at Snapchat parent company Snap Inc.

A startup turning old hotels and offices into housing for San Francisco’s forgotten middle-class is expanding to LA

Starcity, a startup that buys old hotels and commercial buildings and turns them into shared living spaces for San Francisco's middle class, is opening its first residential building in Los Angeles. The new community will offer 31 units of housing in Venice Beach.

San Francisco’s sidewalks are covered with human feces, so the city is launching a ‘Poop Patrol’ to deal with its No. 2 problem

In San Francisco, people call the city's telephone hotline about 65 times a day to report human feces on streets and sidewalks. That adds up to 14,597 calls placed to 311 between January 1 and August 13. Now, city officials are ramping up their response to San Francisco's "poop problem."
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San Francisco’s housing market is so out of control, 60% of tech workers say they can’t afford homes

The San Francisco Bay Area's housing market is so bleak, even tech workers are struggling to buy homes. A survey by Blind found that 59% of employees at Bay Area tech companies said they cannot afford to purchase a house.