Youth Residents at MidPen Housing's Main Street Park. Photo by Craig Sherod

San Mateo Daily Journal: Housing legislation stalls… frustrated advocates look ahead

"This year’s most controversial piece of housing legislation stalled in Sacramento, as lawmakers tabled state Sen. Scott Wiener’s proposal to solve California’s affordability crisis by building dense housing near job centers and transit hubs. "Senate Bill 50 was declared a two-year bill during the Senate Appropriations...


Mother Jones: California Lawmakers Just Shelved Their Only Bill Focused on Solving the Housing Shortage Crisis

"On the same day that a devastating new report on homelessness was released, California lawmakers shelved the only bill currently trying to tackle the state’s overwhelming housing shortage crisis. Senate Bill 50, California Sen. Scott Wiener’s aggressive and controversial bill that would’ve expanded the housing...


New Bay Area Data: Housing Costs Out of Reach, Needs Grow, Funding Plummets

For immediate release Media Contacts: Matt Schwartz, x311)Alina Harway, (415-989-8160 x36) New Bay Area Data: Housing Costs Out of Reach, Needs Grow, Funding PlummetsNew Reports Builds Case for Action May 6, 2019 (San Francisco Bay Area, California) – Just as supporters and residents across the Bay kick off Affordable Housing...


RELEASE: Bay Area Explores Housing Opportunities, Solutions during Affordable Housing Month

After November measures, advocates look to community to build on momentum For Immediate ReleaseApril 29, 2019                                                                                Media Contact: Alina Harway, (415-989-8160x36) San Francisco Bay Area, California – After the success of last November’s State and Bay Area affordable housing revenue measures, Bay Area communities are working...


Mercury News: Bay Area voters poll results

"They’re the twin demons plaguing Bay Area residents: the never-ending grind of bumper-to-bumper traffic and the ever-climbing cost of housing. "But in a recent poll, voters said that when it comes to tackling those most vexing issues, they are far more willing to open their wallets...


SM Daily Journal: “Local officials contend with housing bills”

"With each day new, a fresh piece of housing legislation seemingly arrives in Sacramento as lawmakers urgently scramble to fix the affordability crisis plaguing countless Californians. And just as positions form on sweeping proposals, more detailed bills are continuously introduced during a legislative session only...