Bay Area / California

Why CA Tenants Won Big in 2019

Posted September 17, 2019 by

Five Factors Brought Victory After years of real estate interests stopping pro-tenant legislation, California’s Legislature enacted AB 1482, a statewide rent cap and just cause eviction law. How did tenants finally prevail? Five main reasons. Production Groups Backed Protections The
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The Housing Crisis Hits Sacramento

Posted September 2, 2019 by

City Must Respond to Loss of Affordability I’m doing two talks about Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America in Sacramento on September 10 addressing the city’s affordability crisis. My timing is fitting, as Sacramento
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Will California Protect Tenants?

Posted August 13, 2019 by

AB 1482 Provides Historic Step Forward for Tenants When it comes to meaningfully addressing the state’s housing crisis in 2019, California’s Democratic leadership has thus far profoundly failed (see “Democratic Leaders Fail California”). But this conclusion could change. Governor Gavin
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Honoring Bay Area Housing Heroes

Posted August 6, 2019 by

Witte, Brown, Lane Get Housing Honors I learned last week that the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) is honoring some people whose commitment to housing I have appreciated. I wanted to share my stories about some of them. Bill
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