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Grim New Report Shows Rent Is Unaffordable In Every State

By Laura Paddison : huffpost - excerpt (includes video) The ‘Out of Reach’ report shows the housing crisis is hitting renters hard, especially those earning the minimum wage. Plenty of evidence shows how widespread and devastating America’s housing crisis is, but...

Bill For Bay Area’s First Regional Housing Finance Agency Advances

By Sharon Rushton : marinpost - excerpt Assembly Bill 1487 (Chiu), the "San Francisco Bay Area Regional Housing Finance Act”, advanced from the State Assembly to the State Senate. It will be heard by the Senate Housing Committee on June 18, 2019. Please read on to...

Tech, not recalcitrant cities, is the root of our housing crisis

Tech, not recalcitrant cities, is the root of our housing crisis By Eric Filseth in SF Chronicle Open Forum “Bay Area voters understand the root of our housing crisis is not local officials — the political narrative — but enormous tech demand for housing. The region...

Facebook money and California housing

Facebook money and California housing How Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are funding a shadow government that’s shaping California and Bay Area housing policy BY ZELDA BRONSTEIN MAY 29, 2019 Read this 48hills.org expose of the financing by FB of the deeply tainted...

How San Francisco broke America’s heart

How San Francisco broke America’s heart “This is unregulated capitalism, unbridled capitalism, capitalism run amok. There are no guardrails,” says Salesforce founder and chairman Marc Benioff, a fourth-generation San Franciscan who in a TV interview branded his city...

Can ‘SLO life’ survive when tech comes to town?

· PCASTS Can ‘SLO life’ survive when tech comes to town? By Bill Fink May 24, 2019 Photo: miroslav_1, Getty Images/iStockphoto “On Feb. 21, days after Amazon backed out of its plan to stage a second headquarters in New York City, the mayor of San Luis Obispo...

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