Housing Crisis




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…




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…





New Research: Unsheltered Homelessness is a Health Crisis

By: Joy Moses October 17, 2019 — Unsheltered individuals manage profound health challenges that broadly define them as a social group. This is the basic conclusion of a recent California Policy Lab (CPL) brief—Health Conditions…



California Still No. 1 in Poverty

By: Dan Walters September 15, 2019 — As the California Legislature churned toward adjournment last week, its members received another reminder that the state’s most vexing — and shameful — socioeconomic malady persists. The Census Bureau…


Housing Affordability Crisis Fuels Poverty in California

By: Rene Cristian September 12, 2019 — PERSPECTIVE — California has a shocking 18.2 poverty rate — the second highest in the nation, according to a recent article in the Sacramento Bee. The statewide housing affordability crisis, which has…




OC Surpasses L.A. as Priciest SoCal Apartment Market

By: Kelsi Maree Borland August 29, 2019 — Surpassing Los Angeles, Orange County now has the highest apartment asking rents in Southern California. According to new research from NAI Capital, average apartment rents in Orange County…