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California’s housing crisis reaches from the homeless to the middle class

There are many reasons for California’s failure to keep up with housing demand. One is the “incumbency effect” — existing residents are hostile to changes… Read More

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California’s Housing Prices Need to Come Down

Housing in California has been appreciating much more quickly than in the aggregate of the U.S. for about half a century. While rising rents and… Read More

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Silicon Valley Execs Champion Housing Bill

At the end of 2017, 56 percent of households in the U.S. could afford the median priced U.S. house, according to the … Read More

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Plan to dramatically increase development would transform some L.A. neighborhoods

Senate Bill 827, written by state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would loosen or eliminate restrictions on height, density, parking and design for residential properties… Read More

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What to know about the housing bill that has people freaking out from Marin to Compton

Memes of a mild-mannered California legislator photoshopped as a Star Trek villain. A San Francisco supervisor suggesting the city should sue the state, to “… Read More

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California Housing Problems Are Spilling Across Its Borders

RENO, Nev. — A growing homelessness crisis. Complaints about traffic congestion. Worries that the economy is becoming dominated by a wealthy… Read More

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The myth of “forcing people out of their cars”

California state Sen. Scott Wiener’s SB 827 — a sweeping approach to solve California’s housing crisis by having the state government preempt local zoning ordinances and allow… Read More

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A Bold, Divisive Plan to Wean Californians From Cars

California has made impressive strides in solar and wind power and its push for electric vehicles. But the combination of high… Read More

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SB 827 helps solve Bay Area housing, traffic challenges

Allowing more people to live near public transit is a win-win: It makes it possible for more of them to commute by rail or bus,… Read More

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Want Affordable Housing? Just Build More of It

After years of dithering and hoping the problem would go away, California is finally taking steps to address its housing crisis. Read More

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