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November 28, 2017

Marin County News

 
Mill Valley sets summit on workforce housing

Marin Independent Journal

The panelists include Bruce Dorfman of Education Housing Partners/Thompson Dorfman Co.; Ric Capretta, a city planning commissioner and proprietor of Capretta Architecture; Lewis Jordan, executive director of the Marin Housing Authority; Leelee Thomas, county housing planning manager and ...


Marin Voice: Mill Valley's housing summit can make a difference

Marin Independent Journal

The summit will stress “inclusive housing,” like the Marin County grand jury report recommended. Only a large turnout will make a difference in stopping and reversing climate change and enabling more people to live and work in town. Dennis Klein is chairman of the Mill Valley Affordable Housing ...


Editorial: Equity grade a reminder to focus priorities

Marin Independent Journal

Construction of affordable housing can help a few — and that help should be a top priority — but it's likely not going to re-balance the county. The result of Marin's price-raising housing trend is evident in the traffic jams on Highway 101; local businesses — even county government — having trouble ...


Marin assemblyman panned for 30-page promotional mailer

Marin Independent Journal

Levine, a Democrat who represents Marin and part of Sonoma County in the 10th District, is up for re-election in November 2018. ... that extended until 2028 special treatment for Marin County, San Rafael and Novato when it comes to meeting state requirements for zoning for affordable housing.

Regional News


Affordable and teacher housing would be permanently fast-tracked under San Francisco ballot ...

The Mercury News

SAN FRANCISCO — The notoriously long process to build teacher housing and other ... In California, the hit could be over $2 billion per year.


San Francisco Mayor Wants Affordable Housing Cheaters To Be Punished

CBS San Francisco Bay Area

“I think in any instance where you have someone gaming the system, when we're talking about affordable housing, it's substantial, it's wrong and it ...

California-wide News


California's housing crisis is worsening hunger and health

Sacramento Bee

California is in an affordable housing crisis. Home ownership has become out of reach as wage growth lags behind skyrocketing housing prices.


California low-income multifamily solar program moves forward

pv magazine USA

But there are a few areas where even California has struggled. One of these is providing access to the benefits of solar to renters, especially low-income renters. Following on the deployment of 29 MW of rooftop PV systems through the CSI's Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) program, in 2015 ...


Finding fairness for tenants in a way a landlord can love

San Francisco Chronicle

The Shriver program has run housing mediation programs in six California counties since 2011. The program helps low-income tenants by changing ...


A new California gold rush for homeowners, the poor house for renters

Los Angeles Times

I lived in an apartment until I was 8, when my parents scraped together a down payment and bought a modest little house on a cul-de-sac, taking hold of a deed that was our ticket to the kingdom of suburban California royalty. Housing developments grew out of the dust all around us in eastern Contra ...

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