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The HomeWork: August 25, 2021

Welcome to the August 25, 2021 Main edition of The HomeWork, the official newsletter of California YIMBY — legislative… 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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California housing showdown draws key interest groups

California YIMBY Co-Founder Brian Hanlon, who started lobbying for pro-housing bills last year, promises to continue pushing an ambitious housing agenda for California no matter… Read More

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A Green House Divided

“I don’t want us painted as not understanding what the problem is,” Sierra Club California Director Kathryn Phillips says. “We know there’s a housing problem. We… Read More

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A setback, not a defeat

Little did we know that Senate Bill 827 – Senator Wiener’s legislation to help end the housing shortage – would bring about such an enormous… 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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