Oakland To Turn Vacant Properties Into Affordable HousingOakland has teamed up with a non-profit to transform 26 vacant properties into permanently affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents.
Gov. Brown Signs Bills Aimed At Fixing California Housing CrunchLawmakers and housing advocates cheered Gov. Jerry Brown's signature Friday of a package of bills aimed at tackling the growing affordable housing crisis in California.
California Mayors Urge Lawmakers To Fix Housing ShortageThe mayors of San Francisco, Oakland and other big California cities urged lawmakers Wednesday to address the state's housing shortage.
SF Condo Owner Accused Of Fraudulently Renting Out Below Market-Rate UnitA San Francisco man allegedly broke the rules of the city’s affordable housing program by renting out his below market-rate South of Market condominium to tenants and then trying to sell it on the open market, according to a lawsuit filed by the city attorney’s office Wednesday.
Black Homeowners Struggle As U.S. Housing Market RecoversA new report found African-Americans aren't sharing in the recovery, even as whites, Asian-Americans and Latinos slowly see gains in home-buying.
State Senate Approves Real Estate Fee To Fund More Affordable HousingThe California state Senate has approved a new fee on real estate transactions to help generate hundreds of millions of dollars for affordable housing.
Marin County Assemblyman Works To Avoid Affordable-Housing RequirementA Marin politician is angling to get his constituents another pass on a state requirement to build affordable housing.
Milpitas Apartment Residents Face EvictionHundreds of Milpitas residents have been told to prepare to pack up and move out of their apartments to clear the way for a new development by building owners.
Bay Area Lawmaker Decries Trump's Proposed $6B Cut To HUD Budget"This is a housing crisis that preceded Donald Trump, but it is about to be exacerbated by our president," said Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco.
Affordable Housing Advocates Encourage Support Of Measure A-1Some desperately needed affordable housing that just opened up in Fremont has backers of a county ballot measure hoping this is just the beginning.
Measure A Proponents Say Parcel Tax Could End Santa Clara County HomelessnessMany elected officials from all the South Bay have expressed their support for a parcel tax for affordable housing.
San Francisco Tech Tax Ballot Measure Blocked In CommitteeA ballot measure proposing to tax tech companies to pay for affordable housing and homeless services was blocked in committee Monday.