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A 1% Growth Limit Across The Front Range Could Be Up For Vote On Your 2020 Ballot

A measure that would limit residential housing growth up and down the Front Range got one step closer to the 2020 ballot on Wednesday. The state Title Board, which determines how measures appear on ballots, approved Golden resident Daniel Hayes’ Initiative 122, an updated version of a measure he introduced earlier this summer. It would limit the number of residential building permits local governments could issue from Weld County in the north through the Denver metro to El Paso County in the...
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Thousands of California renters with Section 8 vouchers can’t use them. What lawmakers are doing about it – Orange County Register

The biggest federal housing program for low-income Californians is failing to help many because there aren’t enough landlords who accept Section 8 vouchers for rent. State lawmakers are considering…
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Why Can’t California Solve Its Housing Crisis? – Rolling Stone

Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage
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California Legislature Approves SB 330, “Housing Crisis Act of 2019”

The California Legislature has approved Senate Bill 330, the Housing Crisis Act of 2019, by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. SB 330 will accelerate housing construction in California by cutting the time it takes to obtain building permits, limiting fees on housing, and barring local governments from reducing the number of homes that can be built. “Our failure to build enough
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California’s de facto rent control expansion poised to pass

David Chiu has one week to execute key votes for Assembly Bill 1482
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Big housing development planned near downtown San Jose

A big housing complex that could include affordable homes is being eyed on an increasingly busy street that links downtown San Jose with the city's mega-malls to the west.
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Housing Preservation Lab: Scaling Up Capacity-Building

Join the Housing Accelerator Fund, the Council of Community Housing Organizations and a panel of experts working to create practical housing preservation programs and policies across the Bay Area. Learn about the goals of the Housing Preservation Lab, a...
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Bill would empower Bay Area to take action against housing crisis – Marin Independent Journal

Recently, a Marin Voice column in the Independent Journal opposed state legislation such as Assembly Bill 1487, the Housing Alliance for the Bay Area Act. It referred to Wall Street and local gover…
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San Jose May End 'Safe Parking' Program for the Homeless at Seven Trees Community Center

Some have lost faith in the program, which was hailed as an innovative short-term fix for the growing number of families living in cars.
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Bay Area residents choosing prefab homes to save time and money

BURLINGAME, Calif. (KGO) -- As part of Building a Better Bay Area, we're constantly looking at alternate ways to ease the housing crisis. One company in Southern California is building modular constructed homes in the Bay Area and is looking to buck the perception of "prefab."If you blink, you might miss what's happening at construction site in Burlingame where a nearly 5,000-square-foot home unfolded before our very eyes."It's pretty amazing. Just yesterday it was just a hole in the ground a...
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BIA Bay Area

The California Building Industry Association estimates tariffs have driven up the cost of an average-size new home by $20,000 to $30,000, according to McClatchy. #cbia #housingcrisis #biabayarea Trump’s China tariffs are driving up the cost of new homes in California by $20,000 President Donald Trump’s tariffs with China have created the “perfect storm” at the wrong moment for the housing industry, which is already in...
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The @cityofpaloalto has a great opportunity for much-needed affordable #housing, near the Caltrain and Cal Ave to boot! @paloaltoforward + @PaloAltoYimby … Palo Alto Weekly @paloaltoweekly Editorial: Maximizing housing on the soon-to-be former Fry's site in #PaloAlto, where the electronics store is set to close in January, is more important than ever.
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County looks at housing near hospital

By the end of 2018, Santa Clara County had allocated a quarter of its $950 million Measure A housing bond to create or renovate nearly 2,000 homes in six local cities. Now, after a unanimous vote by the Board of Supervisors last week, it’s trying to find county-owned lands on which to build below-market-rate housing […]
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First Four-Story Homes Come to Silicon Valley

The $995 million Nuevo is a new mixed-use community and residential project developed by SummerHill Homes featuring 868 new homes including E-States the market’s first four-story homes.
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California lawmakers eye bills on vaccines, guns, housing - Story

California state lawmakers have just two weeks remaining in their session to sort through hundreds of bills, some addressing volatile topics such as vaccinating children and shootings by police.
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San Francisco Bay Area home sales decline 12 months in a row

July’s sale inventory lowest since 2011
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Editorial: California’s struggle to contain the housing crisis

The bills still under consideration in Sacramento could stem some of its worst effects but fall short of addressing its causes.
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