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.
Oakland Spends Homekey Funds On Single Family Homes For HomelessThe goal of a new $10 million housing plan in Oakland is to create homes for people pushed into homelessness. It’s called Project Reclamation.
Project Home: 'Big Wave' Community To House Special Needs Adults In Half Moon Bay After Decades-Long BattleAfter two decades of public pushback, a community for developmentally disabled adults is finally being built in Half Moon Bay.
Resistance To Multi-Unit Housing Helping Keep Marin County Racially SegregatedMarin was recently identified as the most racially segregated county in the Bay Area and what’s happening on a piece of property in Mill Valley may hold the reason why.
BIPOC Trans Artists At Odds With Non-Profit Over Future Of SF's Red Victorian HotelArtists on Haight Street have found an unusual way to try to save their housing -- a weekly drag show. Large crowds are fanning out in front of The Red Victorian every Saturday night, but the real drama is what’s taking place off-stage.