Housing

New Analysis: ADUs Are Good for Your Health image

New Analysis: ADUs Are Good for Your Health

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are good for your health, according to a new analysis by the California Budget & Policy Center. The analysis lo...
Heavy Hitters Convene in Sacramento to Talk Housing Solutions image

Heavy Hitters Convene in Sacramento to Talk Housing Solutions

On Wednesday, the Bay Area Council’s Housing Committee convened in Sacramento to hear from the housing champions of the legislature, as well as s...
Cities Face Growing Legal Action over Housing image

Cities Face Growing Legal Action over Housing

Cities are coming under increasing legal fire to take action on the housing crisis. The latest example came this week when the state Department of ...
As Housing Crisis Grinds On, Grim News on New Applications image

As Housing Crisis Grinds On, Grim News on New Applications

No one ever said solving our housing crisis was going to be easy, and new data out from the U.S. Census Bureau provided ample evidence that Califor...
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BART Making Progress on Transit-Oriented Development

With almost 1,500 units completed since 2013, another almost 1,300 under construction and another 2,300 on the drawing board, new housing is fast s...
New San Francisco ADU Reforms Signal Success of Council Advocacy image

New San Francisco ADU Reforms Signal Success of Council Advocacy

A major initiative the Bay Area Council launched in 2016 to dramatically expand the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), aka granny or ...
Council Advocacy Helps Move Housing Legislation Forward image

Council Advocacy Helps Move Housing Legislation Forward

In a divide and conquer strategy, the Bay Area Council housing policy team this week zigzagged through the Capitol going from hearing to hearing to...
Major Housing Contributions Underscores the Need for State Action image

Major Housing Contributions Underscores the Need for State Action

Google announced a $1 billion contribution towards the housing crisis, aiming to deliver 20,000 Bay Area homes. Days later, Stanford rivaled with a...
Council Endorses Stanford University Expansion Plan image

Council Endorses Stanford University Expansion Plan

Stanford University, the fountainhead for Silicon Valley innovation, is advancing a bold, 20-year vision for expanding the campus to maintain its g...
Major Setback for Ambitious Housing Reform Bill image

Major Setback for Ambitious Housing Reform Bill

Ambitious legislation that would have dramatically eased local zoning and removed other regulatory barriers to allow for more housing near jobs and...
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