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Habitat for Humanity Steps into Housing Politics

By: Randy Shaw November 1, 2019 — The primary image evoked by the Habitat for Humanity name remains that of President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter working with volunteers to build or improve single-family homes. Habitat’s…





Low Income Seniors At Risk Of Homelessness In Novato

By: Susie Steimle October 23, 2019 — NOVATO – More than 100 low income senior citizens living in affordable housing in Novato are worried they’re being priced out. Novato’s senior citizen population grew by more…


As Homelessness Surges in California, So Does a Backlash

By: Thomas Fuller, Tim Arango and Louis Keene October 21, 2019 — OAKLAND, Calif. — Insults like “financial parasites” and “bums” have been directed at them, not to mention rocks and pepper spray. Fences, potted…




California Paves Way for More ADUs

By: JD Supra October 16, 2019 — As part of its response to California’s housing crisis, the Legislature passed a handful of new laws that further limit local regulation of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs….


SB 330 Limits Local Laws Over Housing Developments

As part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s pledge to create 3.5 million new housing units by 2025, he signed Senate Bill 330 on Oct. 9. The new law makes numerous changes to the Permit Streamlining Act and the…