Housing Crisis: Newsom Signs Measures To Allow For More Duplexes, Apartments Near TransitTwo days after surviving the recall effort against him, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed several bills aimed at addressing the housing shortage and affordability crisis, one of the state's most pressing issues.
San Jose Activists Build Unauthorized Shelters, Slam City's Response To Housing HomelessA renegade movement by local activists is underway in San Jose to simultaneously build emergency shelters, and call out the city leaders for “failures” in providing adequate housing for the homeless.
'People Still Want To Live In The Bay Area' - Housing Market Not Slowing Even In PandemicThe Bay Area's hot housing market is showing no signs of slowing down even in the middle of a global pandemic.
Court Upholds $2.7M Award Against San Francisco Landlord Once Described As 'Ruthless Predator'A San Francisco landlord once described as a “ruthless predator" who allegedly tried to drive tenants out of a rent-controlled unit must pay them $2.7 million, a state appeals court ruled.
Facebook Announces First Affordable Housing Projects In $150M Initiative To Help Solve Housing CrunchFacebook gave the thumbs up to four new housing projects in the Bay Area, targeting people living on the streets, people in danger of becoming homeless and the very low income.
San Jose Opens Second Rental Assistance CenterLess than a month after opening its first center at city hall to help tenants and landlords most affected by the COVID pandemic, the city has opened a second center at the main office of Franklin McKinley School District.
Housing Crisis: California Lawmakers Advance Zoning Bills To Promote Homebuilding Amid ShortageSpurred by an affordable housing shortage, spiking home prices and intractable homelessness, California lawmakers on Thursday advanced the second of two measures designed to cut through local zoning ordinances.
Walnut Creek City Council Backs Special Permits For Micro HousesThe Walnut Creek City Council wants to proceed with at least one six-home development of micro-houses through a special permitting process instead of creating a new zoning designation, to give the concept a test drive.
Newsom Signs $12B In Funding To Support Housing For Homeless CaliforniansGov. Gavin Newsom signed a $12 billion funding package for housing and homelessness Monday, the largest such investment in sheltering and supporting homeless residents in the state's history.
COVID: Nearly 60 Infected In Outbreak At Santa Rosa Homeless ShelterAt least 59 residents at a homeless shelter in Northern California have tested positive for the coronavirus, half of whom were vaccinated, health officials said.
City Of Berkeley Reaches $82.6M Settlement With UC Over Campus ExpansionThe Berkeley City Council approved an $82.6 million settlement with the University of California that drops lawsuits challenging long term development projects the campus is pursuing.