Monthly Archives: May 2019

California Plan to Prevent Big Rent Hikes Advances, but Only After It’s Limited to Three Years

Supporters of rent control measures march past the Capitol in Sacramento in April 2018. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press) An effort to temporarily protect California tenants from steep rent increases cleared a major hurdle in the Legislature on Wednesday night after tenant advocates agreed to make changes to significantly weaken the legislation. The measure would cap annual rent hikes statewide [...]

2019-05-31T09:36:44-07:00May 31st, 2019|Advocacy|

Toni Atkins Takes No Blame For Shelving Of Major Housing Bill

Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins is pushing back against calls from housing advocates that she should rescue a stalled bill aimed at addressing the state's housing crisis. Senate Bill 50, authored by Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco, would require cities and counties to allow denser and taller housing near public transit and in wealthy communities [...]

2019-05-29T11:53:17-07:00May 29th, 2019|Advocacy|

Is Another Southern California Housing Crash Needed to Create ‘Affordable’ Housing?

Are Southern California homes more unaffordable these days? Well, it depends on which yardstick you’re using. If you look at home pricing and incomes since the Great Recession ended, affordability has gotten much worse. Of course, if we dream of returning to that era, don’t forget those bargain hunters of those days were bold. Buyers [...]

2019-05-29T11:50:42-07:00May 29th, 2019|Advocacy|