Housing

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks Appointed Housing Committee Chair image

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks Appointed Housing Committee Chair

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon this week (Dec. 7) appointed East Bay Assemblymember Buffy Wicks Chair of the Assembly Housing Committee...
Ten Years On, an East Bay Housing Project Poised to Move Forward image

Ten Years On, an East Bay Housing Project Poised to Move Forward

When Bay Area Council Senior Vice President Matt Regan first testified in support of a 315-unit housing project in Lafayette in 2011, his daughter ...
Big Housing Wins, But Much More to Do image

Big Housing Wins, But Much More to Do

This week, the Bay Area Council’s Housing Committee led a discussion with state leaders on their priorities for housing reform in 2022 and how ne...
Economists Target Restrictive Zoning in Housing Crisis image

Economists Target Restrictive Zoning in Housing Crisis

A report this week by the White House Council of Economic Advisors came at just the right time as two bills the Bay Area Council supported to ease ...
Big Win for Housing image

Big Win for Housing

Breaking the stranglehold of single-family zoning on California’s housing landscape has long been seen as a critical part of addressing the state...
Housing and Homelessness Committees Meet image

Housing and Homelessness Committees Meet

The Bay Area Council’s Housing and Homelessness Committees this week welcomed Dr. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Senior Advisor Richard Cho a...
Picture Worth 1,000 Words – and Even More ADUs image

Picture Worth 1,000 Words – and Even More ADUs

Ever since the Bay Area Council partnered with state Sen. Bob Wieckowski in 2016 to pass the first significant accessory dwelling unit (ADU) reform...
Berryessa TOD Project Advances in San Jose image

Berryessa TOD Project Advances in San Jose

A mixed-use development directly adjacent to the Berryessa BART station in San Jose that proposes to create 3,450 residential units and up to 3.4 m...
Litigation Abuse Under CEQA Delays Yet Another Affordable Housing Project image

Litigation Abuse Under CEQA Delays Yet Another Affordable Housing Project

After an exhaustive review process with multiple public hearings and countless hours of community outreach and input, the Livermore City Council un...
Google’s Bold San Jose Mixed-Use Transit Village Clears Key Hurdle image

Google’s Bold San Jose Mixed-Use Transit Village Clears Key Hurdle

Google’s bold plans for creating a mixed-use transit village west of downtown San Jose took a big step forward this week when the San Jose Planni...
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