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The HomeWork: July 15, 2020

Welcome to the July 15, 2020 Main Edition of The HomeWork, the official newsletter of California YIMBY — legislative updates, news… Read More

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Editorial | Is the California housing crisis leading to a tech brain drain?

Stories about California’s housing crisis often focus on how the high cost of shelter hammers the poor, increases homelessness and makes home ownership seem a… Read More

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A Tech Company Wades Into Housing Politics

Today, Stripe, the six-year-old online payments company that has been valued at $9 billion by private investors, is expected to announce a $1… Read More

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Priced out of the American dream

A decade after he moved from Nevada to Silicon Valley in search of his slice of the technology boom, Victor Barrera’s tenuous toehold in one… Read More

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Who will control land use in California?

California, state officials say, needs to be building 180,000 new units of housing a year to keep up with population growth, replace housing that’s lost… Read More

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Why Was California’s Radical Housing Bill so Unpopular?

What Wiener and his co-sponsor Nancy Skinner, representing the East Bay, proposed was nothing less than to upend the entire framework for the past century… Read More

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Opinion: Real progressives would embrace Scott Wiener’s SB 827 housing bill

For decades, efforts to restrict new housing in Berkeley and the broader Bay Area have driven up housing costs, pushed out low-income residents, and reinforced… Read More

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Editorial: Defeat of California housing bill reveals a crisis of political courage

What distinguished and doomed Senate Bill 827 is that it would have overruled local officials’ use of planning, zoning and other barriers to block new… Read More

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The Urban Housing Crisis Is a Test for Progressive Politics

Opponents of allowing more dense housing construction associate the solution with gentrification, but this gets the question backwards. Gentrification is the result of artificially constricted… Read More

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California Lawmakers Kill Housing Bill After Fierce Debate

Just before a committee of California state senators voted on a landmark bill to ramp up housing production by overriding local… Read More

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SB 827 would maximize housing near transit in California

California’s thriving economy continues to be the workhorse of American prosperity. In recent years, our innovative companies and highly-skilled workforce have propelled the Golden State… Read More

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