Location: Still the Critical Factor in Affordable Housing

Location: Still the Critical Factor in Affordable Housing

It’s not enough to merely build subsidized affordable housing — housing location matters at least as much as availability; in addition to secure, affordable shelter, humans need access to quality transit, walkable neighborhoods, minimal exposure to health and...

Ending Criminalization of Homelessness

By Ned Resnikoff In the Tuesday press conference where Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposal for the 2023-24 state budget, he touched on a key theme addressed in California YIMBY’s report on California’s homelessness crisis (of which I am the author): the need...
The HomeWork: December 20, 2022

The HomeWork: December 20, 2022

Welcome to the December 20, 2022 Main edition of The Homework, the official newsletter of California YIMBY — legislative updates, news clips, housing research and analysis, and the latest writings from the California YIMBY team. Earlier this month, the State...
Time is Money, and Money is Housing: Approvals Done (By)-Right

Time is Money, and Money is Housing: Approvals Done (By)-Right

The results are in: The City of Los Angeles’ Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) program of permitting new housing “by-right” has helped build more below-market rate affordable housing, faster, than housing proposals in the city that are still subject to discretionary...