May 28, 2020

Marin Independent Journal: MTC delays $10B Bay Area housing bond measure

“A proposed $10 billion bond measure aimed at addressing the Bay Area’s affordable housing shortfall won’t make an appearance on November ballot. “The Metropolitan Transportation Commission voted unanimously this week to defer the bond measure in light of the economic impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic and recent poll results showing greater voter resistance to tax hikes. Commissioners Libby Schaaf and Warren Slocum were absent from the Wednesday vote. ““We were very disappointed, but not surprised to see these results…
May 18, 2020

Amidst COVID environment, Bay Area Voters Cite Housing As Top Concern

RELEASE: Amidst COVID Environment, Bay Area Voters Cite Housing As Top Concern New poll shows strong majority support for housing solutions, as advocates look for avenues to achieve these goals through AB 1487 implementation Released Monday, May 18 (San Francisco Bay Area) The Bay Area Housing For All coalition released new polling this morning in a presentation to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) as part of an ongoing process to identify how to build on…
May 13, 2020

Affordable Housing Advocates Release Plan for Providing Immediate Assistance to Struggling Low-Income Households, Maintaining Access to Affordable Housing During the COVID-19 Emergency

The new ‘Affordable Housing and Homelessness Framework’ includes detailed funding proposals to support vulnerable Californians during the COVID-19 crisis—and highlights a 9-bill package for preserving and producing much-needed affordable housing SACRAMENTO – Eleven of the state’s leading affordable housing and homelessness advocacy organizations today jointly released a new Affordable Housing and Homelessness Framework, highlighting a package of immediate and long-term policy solutions needed to support vulnerable Californians during and after the COVID-19 emergency.    The Framework includes a series of detailed funding…
May 5, 2020

Shelterforce: What Would It Mean to Cancel Rent?

“Tens of millions of people have lost their jobs due to the pandemic in the last month. Even those who are covered by an eviction moratorium are now worried about accumulating back rent and ending up on the streets once the moratorium lifts. “In response, a wide range of tenant and worker organizations are organizing around the idea of canceling rent and mortgage payments during the crisis. “Amie Fishman of the Nonprofit Housing Association of California (NPH)— which represents affordable housing developers,…