Housing

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Keeping Essential Services/Businesses Operating

While state and local shelter-in-place orders are helping stop the spread of COVID-19, they are also creating confusion among some businesses about...
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New “Missing Middle” Housing Bill Introduced

The Bay Area Council’s 2020 housing priority is to pass legislation designed to boost housing production. While the state has made some strides i...
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Inclusive San Jose Housing Project Wins Council Endorsement

A San Jose housing complex that includes a mix of market rate, workforce, affordable and deeply affordable units near transit got a big thumbs up f...
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Member Spotlight: Bank of Marin Celebrates 30 Years

Happy 30th Anniversary to Bank of Marin!  Since 1990, the bank’s philosophy, “banking built on trust and relationships,” has been tailor...
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Council Co-Sponsoring Bills Taking Aim at Excessive Housing Fees

A tangle of local impact fees that most cities across the Bay Area and California impose on new housing can add up to $100,000 to the cost of each ...
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From the Front Lines of the Nation’s Housing Battles

One of the nation’s leading journalists on housing issues was welcomed by the Bay Area Council Housing Committee this week where he discussed the...
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A Quiet Upzoning Revolution

SB 50 may be dead, but a movement the Bay Area Council began championing almost five years ago is quietly doing what that housing reform legislatio...
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Opportunity Zone Regulations Coming into Focus

The long-awaited release of new federal regulations is bringing into focus what investors can expect from Opportunity Zones (OZ), a new tool includ...
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Casita Coalition Earns National Recognition

Co-founded by the Bay Area Council, the Casita Coalition was recently named as a Top 25 finalist for the Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability. Spo...
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Momentum Gaining in Winning Housing Reforms, but Much Work Remains

After years of relentless advocacy, housing leaders agree they’re starting to see the tide turn in the fight to reform outdated laws and regulati...
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