Advocates Mobilizing for National, State, Local Campaigns
Democrats’ takeover of the House and key state and local wins sets the stage for major housing gains in 2019. This includes major HUD funding increases, boosting California’s housing spending along with increased Read More »
Talking Generation Priced Out on Nov. 28, 29
I’m doing two events this week for my new book, Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America. I’ll be at San Francisco’s SPUR Urban Center this Wednesday, Read More »
Rail fans, rejoice. Federal rules no longer bar U.S. passenger rail systems from using modern, lightweight train cars.
This week, the Federal Railroad Administration finalized new safety rules [PDF] that bring American standards more in line with those used in Read More »
Oddly enough, the recovery from a romantic breakup storyline turns out to be a Mc Guffin in Another Hole In The Head Film Festival’s Opening Night Film. Joe Badon’s “The God Inside My Ear,” which kicks off the 15th edition Read More »
Cities Must Legalize New Apartments
I spent last weekend in Los Angeles’ Los Feliz neighborhood. Los Feliz’ Spanish and Mediterranean revival architecture reflects the setting for Raymond Chandler’s novels and the neo-noir film, Chinatown. Its housing stock is a combination Read More »
(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main)
Evoking a previously unenforced “no pet” clause is one good way for property owners to empty a building before it’s put up for sale, or to push out low-rent tenants in a Read More »
Thanks to Hank: Kickoff for the Kickstarter
Tonight at the Tenderloin Museum, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and Cleve Jones present Thanks to Hank: Kickoff for the Kickstarter, an evening celebrating the life of storied Tenderloin hero, Hank Wilson. Read More »
Prop C Won: It’s Time to Get to Work
There is no reason for San Francisco to delay implementing Prop C, which raises $300 million annually for homeless housing services.
The reason given for a delay, a very dubious legal Read More »