By Housing is a Human Right, March 2022 Corporate YIMBYs have repeatedly tried to frame themselves as housing justice activists, but that’s far from the truth. In fact, a new book titled Selling Off California: The Untold Story reveals that Corporate YIMBYs have deep ties to Big Real Estate and Big Tech, pushing forward their pro-gentrification, trickle-down housing
August 26, 2021 SB 9 is on the agenda above, meaning there is a SMALL CHANCE that SB 9 will be voted on today, Aug. 26, following after the badly flawed SB 8 goes up for a vote. SB 9 is listed as No. 36 on today's Assembly agenda for Thurs. August 26. Our
(SOAR Photo) Jan. 9, 2021 (updated July 8, 2021) SB 10 does two things: First, it lets city councils overturn voter-approved ballot measures that protect from overdevelopment local farmland, urban boundaries, shorelines, canyons — or that protect neighborhoods from overdevelopment by enacting height limits or other concepts. Second, SB 10 allows hundreds of cities
June 10, 2021 / SB 9 is designated by Livable California as one of the 7 Bad Bills of 2021. Here's what it does: SB 9’s authors call it a duplex bill that allows split lots in single-family areas. Only after intense pressure from critics including Livable California did the authors concede that the bill
June 10, 2021 / SB 10 is designated by Livable California as one of the 7 Bad Bills of 2021. Here's what it does: In 2011, the state defunded affordable housing during a fiscal crisis, and never put back the $1.5 billion funding that flowed each year to cities (now worth $1.78B per year). In
June 10, 2021 / SB 478 is designated by Livable California as one of the 7 Bad Bills of 2021. Here's what it does: SB 478 lets developers destroy affordable older housing to build 14 luxury apartment units on a typical 5,000 sq. ft. lot. Largely written for tech workers seeking high-end studio and one-bedroom
June 10, 2021 / SB 6 has been designated by Livable California as one of the 7 Bad Bills of 2021. Here's what SB 6 does: SB 6 does not produce, or help finance, a single unit of affordable housing in California, thanks to the bill's 10-unit loophole. It potentially allows developers to dismantle small
Oppose SB 9 and SB 10: Why Do Politicians Want to Take Away Homeownership from Communities of Color?
May 27, 2021, republished by permission. By Cynthia Davis and Susie Shannon In California, politicians and developers are attacking single-family home zoning. Yet they suspiciously ignore that homeownership is a crucial tool for communities of color to build wealth. Politicians should not take that away by banning single-family zoning: people of color will suffer serious
Famed Urbanist Peter Calthorpe is Against Upzoning: Put Housing in Commercial Areas, DON’T Bulldoze Neighborhoods!
Map: El Camino Real runs 43 miles through Silicon Valley and can absorb 250,000 housing units instead of TEARING APART our neighborhoods. The Bay Area has 16,000 acres of underused commercial lots that could absorb 1.6M new units of housing. [May 24, 2021 Editor's Note: Famed Sustainable Communities author and urbanist Peter Calthorpe is a