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The HomeWork: April 2, 2021

Welcome to the April 2, 2021 Main edition of The HomeWork, the official newsletter of California YIMBY — legislative updates, news clips, housing research and… Read More

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Black Housing Heroes: Tia Boatman Patterson

I have experienced everything from homelessness to homeownership. I grew up in public housing with a single mom who purchased her first home through a… Read More

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The Elements of Housing Elements: A Phase Change to Greater Production?

Recent reforms to California’s Housing Element Law may change political incentives in municipal governments to permit more housing production as a default stance, with the… Read More

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Parking Requirements are a Mandate for Expensive Housing

An abundance of academic literature strongly suggests that parking requirements hurt American households by raising the cost of housing and increasing demand for automobile travel… Read More

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The HomeWork: February 11, 2021

  Welcome to the February 11, 2021 Main edition of The HomeWork, the official newsletter of California YIMBY — legislative updates, news clips, housing research… Read More

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How Many New Homes Should California Build?

With each passing year, California’s housing crisis has grown worse. Past decisions by our state’s cities and counties to reduce the number of… Read More

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Onwards towards justice: Our statement on the violence in DC, the Fair Housing Act, and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Saturday, January 16th, marks the 54th anniversary of the introduction of the Fair Housing Act in Congress, a federal law that legally ended the… Read More

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The HomeWork: Janaury 15, 2021

  Welcome to the January 15, 2021 Main edition of The HomeWork, the official newsletter of California YIMBY — legislative updates, news clips, housing research… Read More

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The Little Engine That Could (Fund Itself)

Can public transit fund itself by building housing on its land? That’s the fundamental question Common Ground California asks in their new white-paper,… Read More

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Evictions and Pandemic: Deadly, and Preventable

COVID-19 has wrought incalculable tragedy and destruction on Californians, much of which has been exacerbated by an eviction crisis that could have been largely prevented… Read More

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California YIMBY Statement on Governor’s Creation of  Housing Accountability Unit 

New Capacity at HCD to Enforce State Housing Law in Cities “This validates the YIMBY approach to ending the… Read More

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