Posts Tagged: housing

Special Report: Why Tenants Need SB50

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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Newsom’s 2004 Housing Vision Finally Popular

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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SF’s Moment of Truth on Housing

SF’s Moment of Truth on Housing

Posted February 5, 2019 by

Two Key Votes on Promoting Affordability All San Francisco politicians claim to support building more housing. But some also work against that goal. Now a “progressive” Board of Supervisors faces two key votes over expanding housing for low-income, working and
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Special Report: 2018 Housing Year in Review

Special Report: 2018 Housing Year in Review

Posted December 18, 2018 by

Key Gains Boost Housing Prospects for 2019 2018 marked a positive turning point for America’s response to its worsening housing and homelessness crisis. This shift signifies new opportunities for housing progress in 2019. Why did the media and elected officials
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Lessons from Austin on Legalizing Apartments

Lessons from Austin on Legalizing Apartments

Posted October 30, 2018 by

Wooing Homeowners Requires a Clearly Defined Path I was in Austin last week for the Texas Book Festival. I spent days getting valuable input on how to convince people to make cities more inclusive.  While Austin has as powerful anti-apartment
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Will Mayor Breed Endorsement Shift D6 Race?

Will Mayor Breed Endorsement Shift D6 Race?

Posted August 28, 2018 by

Polls Show Open Race San Francisco Mayor London Breed has duo endorsed Christine Johnson and Sonja Trauss in the D6 supervisor’s race. Her announcement followed the two candidates publicly aligning their campaigns earlier in the week, and came only days
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SF’s Homeless Spending Myth

SF’s Homeless Spending Myth

Posted August 14, 2018 by

The Truth: Homeless Spending Makes a Difference “San Francisco already is spending more than $300 million a year on homelessness and the problem seems to be getting worse. I’d have to be convinced that taxing San Francisco hundreds of millions
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Cities Lack Housing for Amazon’s Workers

Cities Lack Housing for Amazon’s Workers

Posted August 7, 2018 by

Amazon Will Worsen Urban Affordability Crisis As cities offer secret bounties to become Amazon’s second headquarters, the aggressive recruitment raises a question that all high housing cost cities involved should be asking: Where will Amazon’s new employees live? None of
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