Housing

California’s Housing Horrors

California is producing just seven units of housing for every 10 new households, according to a report by Up for Growth that was the focus of a dis...

Council-Backed Bills Provide New Tools to Combat Homelessness

This year’s legislative session closed with Governor Brown signing three Bay Area Council-backed bills aimed at easing California’s spiraling h...

City Manager Resignation Highlights Housing Frustration

The city manager of tony Lafayette submitted his resignation this week in a move that reflected the growing frustration many in the Bay Area feel a...

Road Funding Repeal & Rent Control Ballot Propositions Trailing

Two key California propositions that the Bay Area Council has made mission critical for the November election appear to be trending favorably, acco...

Housing Advocacy Paying Off

There was encouraging news on the housing front this week as several projects the Bay Area Council was supporting won approval. It may not end a cr...

Council Urges Governor’s Signature on Key Bills

It ain’t over until Gov. Brown signs, but the Bay Area Council this week was still cheering one of its most successful legislative campaigns in r...

Key Council-Backed Housing Legislation Advances

Legislation (SB 1227, Skinner) the Bay Area Council sponsored to address a critical statewide shortage of affordable student housing is headed to G...

Council-Backed BART Housing Bill Clears Senate

Legislation the Bay Area Council is supporting that would usher in tens of thousands of new housing units near BART stations passed the Senate this...

New Report: Expanding Rent Control Hurts Local Coffers

Expanding rent control will chill investment in new and existing housing and reduce local tax revenues by tens of millions of dollars annually, acc...

As Housing Crisis Grows, Council Convenes Top Leaders to Identify Solutions

The Bay Area Council Housing Committee on Wednesday (Aug. 8) convened a powerhouse group of elected, labor, government and industry leaders at our ...
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