Project Home: Advocates Seek 10-Year Policy Plan To Address California Housing CrisisMore than 100 housing bills have been introduced so far in the California legislature this year, an about face from 2020 where housing took a backseat to the pandemic.
Pittsburg Council Approves Controversial Faria / Southwest Hills Project With 1,500 HomesWith strong union support but against broad environmental opposition, the Pittsburg City Council on Monday night unanimously approved the Faria/Southwest Hills project that will have 1,500 more homes built along the busy state Highway 4 corridor.
State Auditor: California Should Track Homeless Spending, Set PolicyThe office of state auditor Elaine Howle said that the state continues to have the largest homeless population in the nation “likely in part because its approach to addressing homelessness has been disjointed."
COVID Housing: $47M In Assistance Coming To San Mateo Renters, LandlordsBetween state and federal funds, almost $47 million in rental assistance will be available to provide San Mateo County renters and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic much-needed relief in the coming months.
COVID Housing: Marin Supervisors Approve Rent Freeze For Parts Of CountyThe Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to adopt an emergency ordinance barring rent increases in specific census tracts in the county.
Fences, Protesters Return To Berkeley's People's Park As Campus Mulls Student Housing AgainFences and protesters on Monday again returned to People's Park, a famous site of resistance on the UC Berkeley campus, as the campus again mulls possible student housing on the site.
Santa Clara County Launches Tiny Homes Site For Unhoused Families With ChildrenSupervisors and community partners in Santa Clara County gathered on Monday to kick off the opening of Casitas de Esperanza at the Civic Center -- a collection of tiny homes located outside of the old San Jose City Hall.
COVID Housing: Marin County Considers Barring Rent Increases Through End Of 2021The Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting an ordinance Tuesday that would bar rent increases for the rest of the year.
Palo Alto City Council To Discuss Plans For Teacher Housing ProjectThe Palo Alto City Council at its meeting Monday evening will discuss plans to establish more than 100 rental units for teachers and other school district employees.
Project Home: Bay Area Homeless Shelter Workers Ask To Be Prioritized for COVID-19 VaccinesFrontline and essential workers at homeless shelters have petitioned to be moved up the priority list for COVID-19 vaccinations. In multiple cases, it has worked.
COVID Evictions: California Lawmakers Agree To Help Cover Some Unpaid RentCalifornia lawmakers on Thursday agreed to use $2.6 billion in federal stimulus money to pay off up to 80% of some tenants' unpaid rent — but only if landlords agree to forgive the rest of their debt.
COVID Housing: California To Extend Eviction Moratorium To June 30California would extend eviction protections through the end of June while using federal money to pay off up to 80% of most tenants' unpaid rent, according to a proposal being negotiated.
COVID Housing: Report Warns Of Looming California Eviction Crisis; 1.1M Households Behind On RentRoughly 20 percent of renter households in California are behind on rent payments, with low-income residents and people of color being hardest hit, according to new research.
Project Home: Biden's 'Ambitious' Housing Plan Lauded By Bay Area AdvocatesA top priority in the first 100 days of the Biden administration will be a housing plan, if Congress approves the current proposal, one in every five Californians could receive rental assistance from the federal government.
Project Home: Amid California Homelessness Crisis, Proposed Tax On Large Corporations Seeks To Fund ProgramsA proposal introduced in California's legislature seeks to address California's worsening homelessness crisis by create a permanent funding stream for homeless programs.