Rent Control does not work in SF. The buildings with Rent control sit empty because it’s cheaper than having to maintain them for people renting.
In the long term SF and many of the areas are going to feel serious hurt.
Buildings will have to be adjusted/designed to allow multi-occupant renting. A lot of buildings will have to be expanded a few storied up as well.
You ever watch some of those old Sci-fi movies where common people in big cities lived in massive complexes? Yeah those were not too far off the mark.
It would also help if a lot of tech start-ups would stop going to San Francisco to try being hip & cool. At least the start ups here in Chicago have options with the suburbs.