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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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SB 827 Senate Amendments: Affordability, Transit Lines, Height, Ellis Act Protections & More

California has a housing deficit approaching 4 million homes, and our housing shortage is a huge threat to our state’s diversity, economy, environment, and quality… Read More

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Fair housing advocates applaud Senate Bill 827

Fair housing, social equity, and civil rights experts from around the country support Senate Bill 827, reinforcing the urgency to build more housing near transit-rich… Read More

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L.A.’s land use rules were born out of racism and segregation. They’re not worth fighting for

Last week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to oppose SB 827. While some council members acknowledged that we need to do more on housing… Read More

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California Has a Controversial Plan to Solve Its Housing Crisis.

“The only way we will meet our climate and air quality goals is to build a lot more housing and to… Read More

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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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Leading environmental groups support SB 827

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Climate Resolve, and Environment California,… 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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