Affordable housing advocates held a protest outside the Santa Clara County Housing Authority on Tuesday over proposed cuts to Section 8 housing vouchers.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Committee has approved a compromise plan dealing with condo conversions that’s making affordable housing advocates happy if the full board decides to pass it.
San Jose City Council held a special study session Tuesday to look at new funding options to build affordable housing now that the state has eliminated redevelopment agencies.
The contribution marks the first installment of $37.5 million dedicated for those purposes, and Mayor Ed Lee, who spoke at a ceremony at City Hall Thursday morning celebrating the donation, said he intends to ensure that promise is met.
On Thursday Mayor Ed Lee got down to the task of figuring out how to continue to fund affordable and workforce housing following the demise of the city’s redevelopment agency, which closed its doors Wednesday.
San Francisco may have a gay friendly reputation, but seniors in the LGBT community have complained the goodwill doesn’t apply to them, especially when it comes to affordable housing and health care.
The days are numbered for the last piece of usable farmland in Santa Clara, slated to become housing for the elderly and those with limited means.
Unlike more casual homeless headcounts conducted in the region in the past, this is an actual census targeting the chronically homeless.
A proposal to build affordable housing in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights for youth who are transitioning out of foster care is under review by the Board of Supervisors. Generally, there is wide spread support for the project, but neighborhood residents have also raised some concerns as well.
Affordable places to rent are becoming more difficult to find, especially in the Bay Area, where rent is increasing rapidly in San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland.