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The HomeWork: July 8, 2024

Welcome to the July 8, 2024 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. News from Sacramento The legislature…

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“Informal” Housing – It’s Not Just a Formality

California’s statewide accessory dwelling unit (ADU) reforms are an unambiguous housing policy win, enabling the permitting and construction of tens of thousands of new homes all across the state. However, legal ADU development is not the whole story: even with…

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More Homes: Illegal in 96% of California

“How much of California’s residential land is zoned exclusively for single family homes?” is a fairly straightforward question that is surprisingly difficult to answer – because state-level data on zoning largely does not exist. Until now. In Single-Family Zoning in…

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Episode 22

Impact Fees in California Welcome to Abundance, a Metropolitan Abundance podcast where we chat with the academics, researchers, and practitioners who inspire and inform our work. Welcome back to the Abundance Podcast! In this episode, ⁠⁠M. Nolan Gray⁠⁠ chats with ⁠⁠⁠William Steichen and…

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Episode 21

Anthony Gill on Spokane Welcome to Abundance, a Metropolitan Abundance podcast where we chat with the academics, researchers, and practitioners who inspire and inform our work. Welcome back to the Abundance Podcast! In this episode, ⁠M. Nolan Gray⁠ chats with ⁠Anthony Gill⁠. Anthony…

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Episode 20

Sarah Karlinsky on Housing Governance in California Welcome to Abundance, a Metropolitan Abundance podcast where we chat with the academics, researchers, and practitioners who inspire and inform our work. Welcome back to the Abundance Podcast! In this episode, ⁠M. Nolan Gray⁠ chats…

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Statement In Support of the East Solano Plan

For the first time in history, California is losing population. Locked out of homeownership, many have left the state. Those who remain often spend half their income on rent or live in overcrowded conditions. Nearly 200,000 Californians lack a home…

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New Report: How California Jurisdictions Abuse Housing Impact Fees

UCLA Researchers Find Broad Disparities in Cost of Fees, Purpose, and Intent  “Some cities adjust impact fees upward until new housing is no longer feasible, at all.” CLICK HERE to download and read report  SACRAMENTO – The California YIMBY Education…

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The HomeWork: June 5, 2024

Welcome to the June 5, 2024 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. News from Sacramento We are…

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What is “Inclusionary Zoning”? The California YIMBY Explainer

What is “affordable housing?” When most people hear the term “affordable housing,” they think “housing that I can afford based on my income and expenses,” not “housing that is subsidized and restricted to households that make less than a certain…

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