Oakland Creates Special Cabinet To Deal With Affordable HousingOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced Wednesday she's creating a special cabinet to look at housing and affordability.
Statewide Victory For Affordable Housing With California Supreme Court RulingThe California Supreme Court has ruled that cities have broad authority to require builders to include a certain percentage of affordable housing in new projects.
SF Supervisor Short 4 Votes In Call For Mission District Housing MoratoriumSan Francisco Supervisor David Campos and a coalition of activists are calling for a moratorium on the construction of market-rate housing in the City's Mission District.
George Lucas Planning Payback With Massive Affordable Housing Project On His Marin County LandAfter George Lucas ran into a buzzsaw of opposition from his wealthy Marin County neighbors when he tried to expand his Skywalker Ranch studio, the filmmaker might be getting some payback with plans for one of the largest affordable housing projects in the Bay Area.
Pollution Tax On Downtown San Francisco Commercial Properties Proposed That Could Ease Housing CrunchSan Francisco is floating the idea of a pollution tax that would target downtown high-rise commercial properties in the hope of solving the city’s housing crunch.
Steep Competition For $400-A-Month Affordable Housing Complex In Santa RosaSanta Rosa ranked fifth for the nation's biggest rent hikes last year.
Documentary 'Hotel 22' Captures Life On Silicon Valley's De Facto Homeless Shelter On WheelsA new documentary airing at the Sundance Film Festival chronicles how a public bus in Silicon Valley has turned into an unofficial shelter for the homeless.
Former Estate Of Donner Party Survivor Turned Into $30M SJ Development For Low Income, HomelessA $30 million housing complex broke ground in San Jose Friday, where 20 percent of the units will be set aside for homeless and low income, putting them right alongside some of Silicon Valley's highest paid workers.
San Jose Nearly As Unaffordable As San FranciscoToday’s development comes courtesy of Rent.com, who assembled a list of the country’s most populous cities, taking into account median household incomes and rental vacancy rates (provided by the 2012 U.S. Census) as well as their data of this year’s median rental rates.
Google Snatching Up Silicon Valley Real Estate To Prepare For Massive Hiring SpreeGoogle is playing the real estate market like a game of monopoly out of what could be a massive hiring spree.
San Jose Considers Converting City-Owned Land Into $400K Lots For Homeless To Safely Camp In CarsNearly 500 homeless people in Santa Clara County live in their cars. Now the city of San Jose is considering designated parking lots to give those folks a place to stay.
Oakland's Uptown District Named Among Nation's 10 Great NeighborhoodsOakland's Uptown District has been a petri dish for transformation, turning areas struggling with blight into a re-surged community that's now recognized as one of the nation's 10 greatest neighborhoods.