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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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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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California Housing Problems Are Spilling Across Its Borders

RENO, Nev. — A growing homelessness crisis. Complaints about traffic congestion. Worries that the economy is becoming dominated by a wealthy… Read More

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The myth of “forcing people out of their cars”

California state Sen. Scott Wiener’s SB 827 — a sweeping approach to solve California’s housing crisis by having the state government preempt local zoning ordinances and allow… Read More

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A Bold, Divisive Plan to Wean Californians From Cars

California has made impressive strides in solar and wind power and its push for electric vehicles. But the combination of high… Read More

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SB 827 helps solve Bay Area housing, traffic challenges

Allowing more people to live near public transit is a win-win: It makes it possible for more of them to commute by rail or bus,… Read More

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