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The HomeWork: March 19, 2020

Welcome to the March 19, 2020 edition of The HomeWork, the official newsletter of California YIMBY. In each edition, we aim… Read More

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The New Corn Laws: Why Housing Costs Are So High

California is losing its native-born working and middle classes, with net positive domestic migration only among those earning over $90,000. Likewise, the only educational group… Read More

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California’s Housing Crisis Builds Appetite To Limit Local Control

As local governments in San Diego County work to encourage more housing production to alleviate the region’s housing crisis, lawmakers in Sacramento are debating changes… Read More

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California gears up for a battle over single-family zoning near transit

SACRAMENTO — Taking aim at climate change, highway gridlock and soaring housing costs, a California lawmaker has ignited a red-hot debate with a proposal that… Read More

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SB 827 Amendments: Strengthening Demolition & Displacement Protections

When I introduced Senate Bill 827 — my bill to allow more housing near public transportation — I was clear that I would have an… Read More

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A sweeping new bill targets California’s housing crisis

California is in the midst of crippling housing crisis. The state’s population has steadily grown, but it hasn’t been building new places for people… Read More

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Local zoning is getting in the way of housing

For a long time, being an environmentalist meant stopping things – dirty power plants, the clear cutting of trees and new dams. But in the… Read More

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Senate Bill 827 could raise height limits throughout SF, transform city

A state bill seeking to solve California’s housing crisis by encouraging denser, taller housing near transit could force a striking, historic rezoning of much of… Read More

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Opinion: Easing building rules near transit key for needed housing

California’s chronic and well-documented housing crisis has been generations in the making and will not be fixed overnight. But the days of legislative inaction or… Read More

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California is Considering a ‘Radical’ Statewide Upzone

“The lack of housing affordability is harming our state’s economy as companies consider moving elsewhere because their workers can’t find a place to live. It… Read More

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A Bid to Solve California’s Housing Crisis Could Redraw How Cities Grow

Scott Wiener, the California state senator representing San Francisco, has a pretty good idea for how to save the world. In fact, sitting in a… Read More

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