Housing

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California Housing Permits Badly Lag Competitor States

California continues to struggle to permit housing at the level necessary due to a lack of land zoned at the appropriate density, a process that is...
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Help Create Real Estate Career Opportunities for Bay Area Youth

The Bay Area Council continues to work closely with Project Destined, a paid virtual internship in real estate for youth of color, to promote its m...
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Council Endorses 1,729 Homes in Menlo Park

This week the Bay Area Council Housing Endorsement Committee voted to endorse Willow Village in Menlo Park, an ambitious cutting-edge mixed-use pro...
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New Housing Report Studies Regional Initiatives That Can Be Replicated Statewide

The Bay Area isn’t the only region in California facing a housing crisis. In every corner of the state, housing advocates and residents face obst...
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Council Meets with Governor’s Senior Counselor on Housing and Homeless

The Bay Area Council’s Housing Committee this week welcomed Jason Elliott, Senior Counselor to Gov. Newsom on Housing and Homelessness, as he sha...
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Terner Center Study Affirms Value of Housing Reforms

Legislation (SB 35) the Bay Area Council supported has been effective in reducing housing costs and streamlining production, according to a new ana...
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Council Advocacy Helps Approval of UCSF Parnassus Heights Project

Yesterday (Jan. 21), the UC Board of Regents voted to approve a project by UC San Francisco (UCSF) to modernize the university’s 70-year-old Parn...
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Council Looks Ahead to a Full 2021 Legislative Session Focused on Housing

The 2021 legislative session appears the be shaping up as a retread of 2020 with all the major housing bills that failed this past session coming b...
Member Spotlight: Facebook Invests $150 Million in Bay Area Low Income Housing image

Member Spotlight: Facebook Invests $150 Million in Bay Area Low Income Housing

Facebook Inc. announced this week (Wednesday) that developments for the lowest-income tier in the Bay Area will get $150 million of its planned inv...
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Damning Report Highlights Need for Affordable Housing Reforms

A damning report by the California State Auditor highlighted the importance of the Bay Area Council’s continuing work to reform policies and prog...
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