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  1. Our Top Five for Affordable Housing

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    Image from Habitat for Humanity Portland: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44062891@N03/8641577674

    Image from Habitat for Humanity Portland: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44062891@N03/8641577674

    It’s no secret that California has a serious affordable housing problem. The state is home to the nation’s most expensive rental market and the nation’s least affordable housing market. Nine of the ten most expensive housing markets in the U.S. are located here. And, as the Legislative Analyst’s Office put it, California’s home prices and rents are higher than just about anywhere else. As local policymakers throughout the state grapple with the issue of providing affordable housing, we thought it’d be helpful to provide a “top five” list of interventions that the state’s big city mayors can champion to help address the affordability crisis. (more…)

  2. Bills Roundup

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    February 27 was the deadline for state lawmakers to introduce bills for the 2015-2016 legislative session. This week, the legislature will finally get down to business and start considering the hundreds of bills introduced, which run the gamut from affordable housing to infrastructure, to climate change. Only a small fraction of these bills will make it out of both houses by September 11th, bound for the Governor’s desk. Here are some newly introduced bills that we’re following this legislative season: (more…)