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The HomeWork: September 14, 2021

Welcome to the September 14, 2021 Main edition of The HomeWork, the official newsletter of California YIMBY — legislative… Read More

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Black Housing Heroes: Jon Wizard

I was appointed to Monterey County’s planning commission in 2017. Through my initial interest in housing, I found an incredible community of people who… Read More

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The HomeWork: March 8, 2021

Welcome to the March 8, 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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Institutional Investors in California Housing Markets

TL;DR: Following the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008, large institutional investors, such as the private equity firm Blackstone,  purchased foreclosed homes in distressed… Read More

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California YIMBY Joins Asm. Laura Friedman to End Costly Parking Mandates 

“Affordable Housing for Humans, Not Unaffordable Parking for Cars”  Mandates Add Up to $80,000 Per Parking Spot to Cost of Housing,… Read More

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California YIMBY Joins Sen. Wiener to Launch 2021 Legislative Housing Package

Statewide Housing Advocates, Equity Leaders Join the Call for More Homes SACRAMENTO – Today California YIMBY joined State Senator Scott Wiener (San Francisco),… Read More

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Did Displacement Play a Role in California’s COVID-19 Surge?

For the past two months, Southern California was America’s COVID-19 epicenter. Throughout the month of January, someone in… 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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