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Stories related to: housing
June 10, 2019
CALmatters Data and Housing Reporter Matt Levin looks at how renters fared in the current legislative session: what bills were discussed, which ones died and what survived.
June 7, 2019
By a significant margin, a majority of Californians want the state Legislature to force local governments to build more housing. They're in for a disappointment.
May 22, 2019 | Bob Moffitt
The county’s affordable housing shortage has increased, according to a new study by the California Housing Partnership. Advocates are pushing for more money from local governments.
February 25, 2019 | Chris Nichols
During his run for governor, Gavin Newsom said California needed state leadership "laser-focused" on its homeless crisis. PolitiFact California is tracking now-Gov. Newsom's progress, or lack thereof, on this and other promises.
If California Pursues A Cap On Rent Increases, How Many Tenants Will It Help? No One Really Knows Yet
February 24, 2019
Less than four months after an initiative to allow cities to expand rent control failed at the ballot box, no new legislation from lawmakers or specific proposals from the Newsom administration have been introduced to cap how much rents can rise.
January 30, 2019
The fact that traditionally GOP-held Huntington Beach has new Democratic legislators might enable a deal to end the state's lawsuit over its housing plan.
December 6, 2018 | Randol White
A bill designed to increase housing near transit stops in California died quickly last spring. Now, it's back in the fall with a new name and more support.
November 4, 2018
Proposition 10, a California initiative to allow more rent control, appears to be failing overwhelmingly, and its sponsors are already talking about trying again in 2020.
October 31, 2018 | Randol White
If passed, Measure T would allow for unlimited short-term rentals in commercial zones, but partially ban them in some parts of the city. While supporters say the rentals squeeze the already-tight housing market, opponents worry it could hurt tourism.
October 30, 2018 | Randol White
The initiative is aimed at easing the state's housing crisis and has broad support throughout the state, though the state Republican Party opposes it.