August 15, 2023

CalMatters: Making borrowing easier: Amendment to state constitution could unlock billions of dollars for California housing

As state lawmakers scramble to put a lid on ever-increasing housing costs, a persistent homelessness crisis and growing public ire over both, a coalition of housing developers, unions, local governments and pro-housing groups want to lower that electoral bar for bonds and taxes that fund affordable housing and a wide array of public infrastructure projects.
September 20, 2023

Contra Costa News: Bill to Protect Low Income Homeowners from Skyrocketing HOA Fees Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Assemblymember Matt Haney’s (D-San Francisco) AB 572 passed out of the Senate Floor and heads to Governor’s desk awaiting signature. This bill prohibits steep homeowner associations (HOA) fee increases that push low income homeowners into foreclosure by capping them at 5% plus the rate of inflation or 10%, whichever is less for below market rate owners. “There is a clear deficiency in our current policy that we have a maximum on how much people have to pay for their mortgage in below-market…
September 21, 2023

SF Chronicle: Why Churches Could Become California’s Most Important Affordable Housing Developers

Throughout California, faith-based organizations of all stripes are considering similar developments as they look to help solve what is perhaps the most pressing social justice issue of our time, the mounting affordable housing and homelessness crisis.
September 22, 2023

2023 Legislative Session: A Turning Point for Housing Solutions

2023 was a year for the record books, as a turning point for affordable housing solutions in the state of California.