March 2, 2016

Mayors’ breakfast focuses on housing issues

The topic was a regional economic forecast, but affordable homes dominated the conversation as 800 business leaders met at the Business Times Mayors’ Breakfast with Ed Lee (San Francisco) and Libby Schaaf (Oakland) February 9.   Citing their regular collaboration with Mayor Sam Liccardo (San José), regional agencies and the non-profit sector, both mayors framed their comments around housing affordability. Mayor Lee spoke about achieving 30,000 new units with a commitment to significant affordability. When challenged by protestors, he pointed…
May 4, 2016

Find Affordable Housing in Your Area

This is an old version of this material. Please navigate to https://nonprofithousing.org/find-affordable-housing-in-your-area/ for the most up-to-date resources and information.   Read through the April 2015 San Francisco Housing Resource Guide – an excellent resource including housing rights and legal resources, resources for individuals experiencing homelessness, resources for veterans, the elderly, families, youth, individuals with disabilities and additional insight.   Visit HUD’s online search page and use their search function to look for federally funded affordable housing in your area. You must…
April 25, 2017

RELEASE: Bay Area Explores Solutions during Affordable Housing Month

Bay Area Explores Housing Opportunities, Solutions during Affordable Housing Month After November measures, advocates look to community to build on momentum San Francisco Bay Area, California – After the success of last November’s Bay Area affordable housing funding measures, Bay Area comm​​unities are working to mobilize and deepen engagement around affordable housing opportunities and solutions. During the month of May, advocacy leaders in five Bay Area Counties will convene Affordable Housing Weeks to engage local communities with a number of fun,…
March 22, 2021
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The Davis Vanguard: Report Finds Huge Housing Shortage Nationwide, with California Leading the Way

Affordable housing has been a crisis in California, but a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition on Thursday found that the problem is nationwide with a shortage of 6.8 million rental homes affordable and available to extremely low-income renters, whose household incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30 percent of their area median income. The report highlights an across-the-nation, systemic shortage of rental housing for extremely low-income households. The report also points to the…