Fresh on the heels of one of California’s most intensive and exhaustive campaigns for affordable housing, state lawmakers prepare to piggyback on their 2017 success and remedy the year’s failures with an avalanche of new legislation.
California lawmakers made it more difficult for neighborhood homeowners and others to object to construction of low-income housing.
Faced with an acute housing shortage, particularly affordable and low-income housing, and a dramatic rise in homelessness, California lawmakers send Gov. Jerry Brown (D) a package of bills designed to help ease the housing crunch.
California lawmakers, fearful that the federal government’s new fair housing guidelines will be neutered by the Trump administration, move to exert state control over local zoning if municipalities fail to apply inclusionary zoning to advance low-income housing construction.
California senators are poised to pass a bill that would divert low-income and other housing funding to support physical rehabilitation of homeless patients served by Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid.
A California state lawmaker wants to enshrine a homeless bill of rights to end criminalization of the homeless. The move by state Sen. Carol Liu (D) would create the Right to Rest Act, bringing to four the number of states attempting similar legislation -- Colorado, Hawaii, and
There are few options to be found for low- and moderate-income workers hoping to live near public transportation in Chicago’s northern suburbs, according to a new report by the Winnetka, Il-based Open Communities and the Center for Neighborhood Technology. The report, titled Quality of Life, Equality of
A rental housing subsidy pool has been created by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) in a effort provide safe and affordable housing for DHS patients who are homeless and have complex physical and behavioral health conditions.
A former shopping center with rooftop parking will take on new life in a project by nonprofit housing developer Skid Row Housing Trust, which provides affordable housing and supportive services for the homeless.
Marin Community Foundation seeks ideas from developers for a chunk of prime Marin County, CA land for low-income housing. The project emerged after filmmaker George Lucas, rebuffed by neighbors when he wanted to build a film-production studio on the site, decided to build low-income housing instead