San Jose Eyes Rezoning Single-Family Lots For Multiple-Unit DwellingsDozens of San Jose neighborhoods could be seeing some big changes to help ease the housing crunch. The city's planning department is considering an idea to allow multiple-dwelling units on lots previously zoned for single-family homes.
El Cerrito Considering Measures To Assist RentersA package of measures intended to assist renters - including a rent registry and a just cause for eviction ordinance—will be considered Tuesday by the El Cerrito City Council.
San Jose Councilmember Priced Out Of Home Of Nearly 10 YearsSan Jose Councilman Raul Peralez and his family were priced out of their home this month and forced to relocate after living in their neighborhood for nearly 10 years.
Bay Area Online Housing Calculator Shows Where You Can Afford To LiveA newly online developed housing calculator is putting the Bay Area's sky-high housing prices into perspective.
Santa Clara University Hit By Housing CrunchSanta Clara University can be added to the list of Silicon Valley hot spots hit with a housing crunch. The wealthy Catholic school says it’s losing faculty and staff at an alarming rate because they can’t afford to live near the campus.
Novato 'Co-Housing' Project Seeking Families To Join 'Village'A group of people living in Novato tired of not really knowing their neighbors is creating a new type of housing development that encourages friendliness and interaction.
Square Deal Set to Bring Big Boost to Oakland EconomyThe mobile payment company Square is moving to uptown Oakland. It's one of the city's largest real estate deals ever but people have mixed feelings about the tech company's arrival.
East Palo Alto Plans To Tear Down 150+ Aging Rent-Controlled UnitsA plan to demolish more than 150 rent-controlled apartments and build a massive new mixed-income development in East Palo Alto is being met with a mix of excitement and unease.
Emeryville Eyes Record-Breaking Residential SkyscraperA 54-story residential tower is being proposed for Emeryville, which would make it the tallest residential building in the Bay Area.
Dorm-Style Apartments Aim To Reduce High Bay Area RentDeveloper Starcity proposes shared living, dorm-style apartment models to alleviate high Bay Area rent prices.
Some Argue Measure W Would Unfairly Tax Oakland Property OwnersA property measure in Oakland aimed at raising funds to fight the homeless crisis is sparking outrage among landlords.
As Californians Exit East, Reno Motels Become Last Resort for Low-Cost HousingSilicon Valley firms from Apple to Tesla have set up operations in the Reno area, bringing waves of tech workers. For Reno's down-and-out, however, the boom has pushed housing prices up and the tourist town's many motor lodges have become their housing of last resort.
Battle Underway To Repeal Mountain View Rent Control MeasureA rent control fight heating up in Mountain View between property owners and housing advocates could extend into 2020.
Neighbors Object To Affordable Housing Plan For Former Mall In Pricey CupertinoTensions are running high in Cupertino over a developer’s plans for hundreds of new homes as some neighbors are saying, “not so fast.”
Bill Would Let BART Ignore Zoning Laws In Quest For Transit VillagesA bill to allow BART to fast-track its own high-density housing developments would act as a zoning end-around for the transit agency to put up housing near its stations. Individual cities would appear to have very little say in it.