Nonprofits Worry Coronavirus Will Exacerbate The Housing CrisisWhen a novel coronavirus outbreak threatens to shut down schools in the Bay Area, it places even more pressure on those who are barely making ends meet.
State Senator Wiener Pushes Bill to Streamline Affordable Housing ConstructionCalifornia state sen. Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) introduced legislation on Friday that aims to increase affordable housing production throughout the state by easing zoning restrictions
Yes In God's Back Yard: Bay Area Lawmakers Seek To Allow Affordable Housing On Church LotsParking lots at houses of worship could soon be part of solving California's affordable housing crisis under proposals introduced in the state legislature.
Caltrain Adopts 30 Percent Affordable Housing PolicyPeninsula residents can expect to see more affordable housing built along the Caltrain corridor in the near future, that's a promise from the board of directors. Caltrain recently committed that for all future construction, 30 percent of the units built will be allocated for affordable housing.
San Jose Mayor Touts Passage Of Tax To Fund Affordable Housing, Homeless ServicesTuesday's election results showed a majority of San Jose's voters supporting Measure E, a property sale transaction tax.
San Francisco Voters Appear To Approve All 5 Ballot MeasuresSan Francisco voters took to the polls Tuesday and appeared to approve all five measures on the ballot, according to the preliminary election results.
The Politics Of Housing: Critics Say Prop E Does The Opposite Of What It AdvertisesAffordable housing solutions for San Francisco have been far more difficult to agree upon. Proposition E is a perfect example of how political local housing measures have become.
South Bay Measure E Property Tax Could Raise Millions For Low-Income Housing; Opponents SkepticalAhead of the March 3 California primary, proponents of a new tax on mega real estate deals in Santa Clara County are stepping up efforts to raise awareness about the proposal - Measure E - that elected officials say will raise funds for affordable housing. But opponents say there is a catch.
Developer Plans To Transform SF's Old Potrero Power Station Into Modern MetropolisA piece of San Francisco's industrial past is being resurrected. Developers plan to turn the old Potrero Power Station into a mixed use metropolis.
California Senate Rejects High-Profile Housing Bill SB50California lawmakers voted down legislation Wednesday that would have allowed developers to build small apartment buildings in neighborhoods zoned for single-family homes.
Berkeley Development To Hold Lottery For 6 Below-Market CondominiumsSome much-needed new condominiums will soon be available for sale in Berkeley. Because of the city’s affordable housing mandate some of them will carry an amazingly low price.
Berkeley Opens Lottery For 1st Time Homebuyers To Purchase New Affordable HomesThe city of Berkeley has opened a lottery for low-income, first-time homebuyers to apply to buy one of six newly built condominiums created through the city's affordable housing strategy.
San Francisco School Board Approves Plan To Develop Affordable Teacher HousingTeachers in San Francisco could eventually get housing provided by the city after the San Francisco Unified School District's Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution to approve affordable educator housing.
SF Officials Propose Converting Building Into Affordable Housing For Low-Income SeniorsSan Francisco Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman on Tuesday announced city officials are in negotiations to purchase a Market Street building to be converted into affordable housing.
The Hottest Housing Bill Explained: A Closer Look At SB50State Senator Scott Weiner’s controversial Senate Bill 50 been called the hottest housing bill of last year's legislative session and it will either live or die in the next three weeks.