Housing, Jobs, Healthcare Biggest Barriers To Reentry After Leaving PrisonFormerly incarcerated people face challenges big and small after leaving prison - from navigating the supermarket to stable housing and employment. CBSN Bay Area's Len Kiese spoke with Yukari Kane, co-founder of the Prison Journalism Project, and Jesse Vasquez, program coordinator for Arsola Distribution and Community Services.
Hopeful Home Buyers Waive Contingencies to Compete in Red-Hot Housing MarketOne way that buyers in this hot real estate market are making their offers stand out is by waiving contingencies. Realtors worry this will lead to lawsuits.
Project Home: 'Flex Pool' Program Matches Homeless San Franciscans to Vacant ApartmentsThroughout the pandemic San Francisco has seen an increase in vacant apartments, now people experiencing homelessness are being placed into those empty units.
Social Housing May Be A Fix For San Francisco's Housing Affordability CrisisDemocrats across the country say there’s one solution that can help solve the housing affordability crisis, it’s what’s known as Social Housing.
Berkeley Passes Resolution to Eliminate Historically Racist Single-Family ZoningA new plan to revamp Berkeley neighborhoods enacted by the city council this week updates zoning laws to end past policies of housing discrimination.
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.
Project Home: San Francisco Mayor's Office Of Housing Pushes For BMR Rents To Reflect Market ChangesAffordable units in San Francisco have become more expensive than market rate units, now the Mayor’s Office of Housing is pushing for certain building owners to adjust their rates.
Project Home: Lawmakers Push to Repeal Article 34, Call Language in California's Constitution RacistLawmakers hope 2020 has made Californians ready for to strike down Article 34, as the pandemic created a space for introspection.
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.
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.
Large Homeless Encampment Reappears In East Oakland; Business Owners, Neighbors Begging City Officials To Take ActionA large homeless encampment next to the East Oakland Home Depot that was cleared out a year ago is now packed once again with makeshift dwellings. Neighbors are complaining of the uptick in crime and businesses are trying to move out.
Project Home: Eviction Moratorium A Lifeline For Struggling Bay Area Renters But For Some It's Too LateTime is running out for the state legislature to extend California’s eviction moratorium. If lawmakers don’t pass a bill this week, one in five Californians could lose their housing.
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.
Teachers, District Workers To Get First Priority At New Affordable Housing Project In AlamedaThe Rosefield Village Project in Alameda will give priority to Alameda Unified School District employees searching for affordable housing, something greatly needed during these times in this area.