Bay Area / California

Can the SB50 Coalition Win Locally?

Posted June 10, 2019 by

Next Steps for Housing Advocates In the wake of SB50’s shelving, housing advocates who put so much time into the CASA Compact process and SB50 cannot walk away. That would mean  accepting the untenable housing status quo. So what are
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Democratic Leaders Fail California

Posted May 20, 2019 by

Atkins Shelving of SB50 Reflects Pattern of Housing Inaction Last week’s shelving of SB50, the More HOMES Act, reminds us why California has the nation’s worst homelessness and housing affordability crisis. And that the housing emergency has intensified while  California
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The Other Bay Area Housing Crisis

Posted May 7, 2019 by

Fremont, Newark, Union City Struggle With Affordability When we talk about the “Bay Area housing crisis,” Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and other cities come to mind. Rising unaffordability in the East Bay cities of Fremont, Newark and Union City gets
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Will Newsom Back SB50?

Posted April 23, 2019 by

Passage of SB50 is Key to Governor’s First Year Goals California Governor Gavin Newsom pledged during his 2018 campaign to build 3,500,000 new homes in the state. He modified this post-election to say he would quadruple housing construction by adding
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Special Report: Why Tenants Need SB50

Posted April 17, 2019 by

SB50 Opens Gentrified Neighborhoods to Working and Middle-Class Residents California’s SB 50, with lead co-sponsors Senators Nancy Skinner and Scott Wiener, expands housing opportunities for working and middle-class tenants who have been priced out of cities. So why do many
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