"out of business"
High home prices,plus high population density, plus low availability.
San Francisco has becoming a expensive place to rent an apartment.
An estimated 75% of all housing units in San Francisco are covered by rent control.
To get around rent control, landlords have been using a California state law called the Ellis Act.
Basically, landlords declare themselves „out of business“ …
The number of people who are homeless in San Francisco is 6,686,
according to an official count by the city of San Francisco in 2015.
The Department of Public Health estimates the number is around 10,000,
while the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness thinks it could be closer to 12,000.
He can hardly wait in winter until is getting spring. In mid-May, he is the first to set off, for his summer alp. During the entire alpine season, in the evening, in a singing tone, a prayer through a wooden trumpet, is sung on different inner-Rhodian Alps. Albert Räss calls the praying for over four decades every night at the Furgglenalp.
He asks God and the intercession of the saints to provide shelter and shield for the night. Some things have changed, but he has always remained faithful to his rituals.