Nation: Children Welcome, Sort of

San Francisco may still be a mecca for sophisticated singles, but anyone with children has lately found the city by the bay to be as chilly as a fog rolling in through the Golden Gate. A recent survey by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission revealed that 69% of landlords in the Marina, 60% in the Sunset and 50% in the Richmond neighborhoods refuse to rent to applicants with children. With a vacancy rate of only 2% in the city, this left little room for anyone with youngsters.

One result has been a drop in school enrollment, with a consequent reduction in...

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