While looking at this tasty bit of insanity over at Curbed, we came across this bit of good news for renters in need. It seems, according to , that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will grant San Francisco "$8.75 million in stimulus funds to pay the rent for those on the verge of eviction" and to get "homeless off the streets quickly and into a job." Applicants can apply for "three months of rental assistance or 18 months of partial rent assistance." Aid will also go to "security and utility deposits, utility payments, moving assistance and hotel costs." Cool, huh? Well, not to many Ex commenters who are, of course, cantankerous over federal assistance going to SF residents. Reader MRTim writes, "Joe Stalin must be rolling over in his grave, with laughter."

SF Examiner