Oakland Land Trust Buys House Occupied in Protest by 'Moms 4 Housing' AdvocatesMembers of the activist group, Moms 4 Housing, announced Friday that the vacant 3-bedroom home in West Oakland they occupied earlier this year was purchased by the Oakland Community Land Trust from a real estate investment company.
Santa Clara County Requires Affordable Housing In New DevelopmentsA new rule requires housing developers planning to build in unincorporated parts of Santa Clara County to set aside units for low-income residents or pay an in-lieu fee.
Minority-Owned SF Gas Station Wants New Lease; Housing Advocates Want It GoneThe future of one minority-owned gas station in San Francisco is fueling quite a debate. While some want to save it, others want to replace it with affordable housing.
Richmond Creates Affordable Homes From Abandoned HousesWith the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, many wonder why abandoned buildings aren’t being used to house people. The city of Richmond is now doing just that.
Thousands Of Below Market Rate Housing Units Disappearing, Putting Seniors At RiskAffordable housing in California, already an extremely rare commodity, will likely become even more rare in the next decade.
San Jose Approves Commercial Development Fees for Affordable HousingAfter more than five years of stalled talks, San Jose plans to start charging commercial developers fees to fund affordable housing - a move housing advocates said is long overdue.
San Francisco Supervisors Approve Housing Development At Balboa Reservoir SiteThe Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the development of a housing project at the Balboa Reservoir site next to San Francisco City College.
San Francisco Supervisors Debate Developing Balboa Reservoir SiteOn Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors began discussing a new plan to build housing on the site of the Balboa Reservoir.
Walnut Creek To Provide $6M For 95-Unit Affordable Housing ProjectThe Walnut Creek City Council last week approved a $6 million loan to a Berkeley-based affordable-housing developer toward a $68.2 million, 95-unit mixed housing and commercial project downtown.
Yes In God's Back Yard: State Senate Approves Allowing Affordable Housing On Church LotsA bill that would spur the development of affordable housing on church parking lots and property owned by houses of worship has passed the State Senate.
Bay Area Rental Prices Dropping As Exodus From Region ContinuesThe decrease in Bay Area rental prices has been significant this year, especially in the most expensive cities. Some median prices have even dropped by double-digit percentages.
San Francisco Supes Place CEO Tax, Affordable Housing Plan On BallotSan Francisco supervisors introduced several charter amendments that will be decided by voters this November.
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.