Bay Area / California

SB50 Exposes SF Supes’ Failed Housing Vision

Posted April 9, 2019 by

Board Favors Zoning that Bans New Apartments, Prices Out Middle-Class “It’s not just about production. It’s about preservation, and it’s about protection” “We should increase density, especially near transit, and we should update our zoning to allow this. But we
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SB 50: Development Without Displacement

Posted April 2, 2019 by

California Must End Anti-Renter Exclusionary Zoning “Development without displacement is the key. Fighting against displacement rather than fighting against development should be the focus.”—NLIHC’s “Tenant Talk,” Spring 2019 SB 50, California’s most far reaching housing production bill ever, has its
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Newsom’s 2004 Housing Vision Finally Popular

Posted February 12, 2019 by

Governor Newsom’s  Housing Agenda Has Roots in 2004 Prop J Defeat In March 2004, newly-elected San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom suffered a devastating political defeat. His Prop J, the Workforce Housing Initiative, lost virtually every San Francisco neighborhood on route
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Is California Ignoring its Tenant Crisis?

Posted January 22, 2019 by

Builders and Tenants are Allies After decades of  failing to build anywhere near enough housing, California is waking up.  A broad and diverse political coalition has emerged to get more homes built. This development should be cheered by all those
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