December 4, 2020

Cal Matters: Rising seas – California’s affordable housing faces worse floods

California’s crisis of affordable housing appears to be running smack into another intractable problem: sea level rise.  A new study published this week projects that the number of affordable housing units at risk of flooding in the United States is projected to more than triple by 2050. “Housing advocates said California can begin to shape a housing policy that addresses future risk if they pay attention to the science of sea level rise. “It is absolutely not a surprise that low-income…
November 4, 2020

Statement on Election Impacts on Housing Justice in Bay Area from Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California Executive Director Amie Fishman

“Among the many pressing issues of our time, this election presents critical opportunities to advance fair and equitable housing in the Bay Area region, and we remain enthusiastic and optimistic for an outcome that favors the needs of our diverse and vibrant communities. Two of our local affordable housing measures, Alameda County’s Measure W and Sonoma County’s Measure O, already appear on track for victory, affirming our region’s strong track record of support for and belief in homes for all. …
October 29, 2020

Artist-Activist RyanNicole collaborates with Daveed Diggs, Jenn Johns, Kev Choice, Goapele, Fantastic Negrito, Ruby Ibarra, Zion I, Rocky Rivera, Don Reed and more to shift attitudes surrounding housing in the Bay Area

New film premieres Sunday, November 1st in live virtual event showcasing Bay Area artists and new music. OAKLAND, California (October 20, 2020): Sunday, November 1st at 5 p.m. PST, Bay Area artists for housing justice release HAVEN during a live virtual video premiere. Conceived and directed by Ryan Austin, the film features local talent using their voice and gifts for the culture and for the community. The project features an array of Bay Area names across music, real estate, comedy,…
October 16, 2020

Shelterforce: Affordable Housing Providers Fear the Worst Pandemic Impacts Are Yet to Come

“Affordable housing providers are waiting for the other shoe to drop. So far, the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has not been the catastrophe many were preparing for when the United States started shutting down in March. “There has been a dip in rent collections, to be sure, but not the precipitous plunge off a cliff that seemed plausible in the early days of the pandemic.  “As the pandemic lurches into its seventh month, however, those housing providers are once again…