Editorial: Amazon HQ2 fiasco carries lessons for Bay Area

themercurynews – excerpt It’s imperative that communities and tech firms build healthy relationships and work together to resolve differences… The Bay Area and the tech industry have much to learn from Amazon’s New York headquarters debacle, which ended last week when the tech giant backed out of the deal to put its HQ2 in Queens. … More Editorial: Amazon HQ2 fiasco carries lessons for Bay Area

Litigation isn’t the answer for more affordable housing, Mr. Governor, overhauling CEQA is

By Tyler Diep : ocregister – excerpt In one of his first official acts as Governor, Gavin Newsom has declared hostility against one of the cities that I have the honor of representing in the Legislature: Huntington Beach. Governor Newsom announced the lawsuit this past Friday, along with Attorney General Xavier Becerra, to litigate high … More Litigation isn’t the answer for more affordable housing, Mr. Governor, overhauling CEQA is

Housing Balance Report Reinforces Need For Preservation Legislation

December ccho newsletter – excerpt The Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee held its hearing on the City’s latest Housing Balance Report recently released by the Planning Department. The report states just under 18% of net new units built in San Francisco over in the last decade were affordable, showing that SF is losing stable … More Housing Balance Report Reinforces Need For Preservation Legislation

Affordable housing plans at shipyard move forward despite concerns over radioactive contamination

By Laura Waxmann : sfexaminer – excerpt The City is forging ahead with plans to develop a 28,792 square-foot site on Parcel A at the Hunters Point Shipyard into affordable housing, despite ongoing testing for radioactive contamination in the area. On Thursday, The City’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure issued a Request for Proposals … More Affordable housing plans at shipyard move forward despite concerns over radioactive contamination

Excelsior youth say mixed-use housing proposal would feed displacement

By Laura Waxmann : sfexaminer – excerpt Youth from the Excelsior District and surrounding areas protested a controversial mixed-use housing proposal Saturday that they said would accelerate gentrification and fuel displacement in the largely working-class neighborhood. Plans to construct 175 units of affordable housing at 4840 Mission St. — the current site of the shuttered … More Excelsior youth say mixed-use housing proposal would feed displacement

Help stop AMCAL

By Shamann Walton : sfexaminer – excerpt Community Developers has been fighting for Bayview residents and the entire District 10 community for over 45 years. In 2016, YCD fully leased up its first affordable housing project (working with for-profit developer AMCAL) on the Shipyard (Pacific Point), with 59 units of housing, all at 50 percent … More Help stop AMCAL

Support grows for housing project with ‘mother of all mixed-incomes’ on northeast parking lots

By Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt An affordable housing development that would transform two parking lots in San Francisco’s northeast waterfront into 178 homes for seniors, families and the formerly homeless is pending approval before the Board of Supervisors after more than three years. if all goes according to plan, construction would begin in … More Support grows for housing project with ‘mother of all mixed-incomes’ on northeast parking lots

East Menlo Park tenants to Zuckerberg: Facebook is helping to displace us

By SEUNG LEE : mercurynews – excerpt MENLO PARK — Low-income tenants living near Facebook’s campus are speaking out, including to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, to help stop their landlords from displacing them from their homes. A group of tenants living in four buildings in Menlo Park are pleading to the media and on Facebook … More East Menlo Park tenants to Zuckerberg: Facebook is helping to displace us

The Last Subsidy – Local Zoning Control

By Bob Silvestri : marinpost – excerpt Perhaps the most overused word these days is the word “crisis.” Everything, we’re told, is a crisis. Still, when it comes to “affordability” (healthcare, college educations, housing, insurance, etc.) in California’s major metropolitan areas, the label may be accurate. There is little question, for example, that housing affordability … More The Last Subsidy – Local Zoning Control

Affordable housing could be lost in Strawberry

By Dick Spotswood : marinij – excerpt Marin’s supply of affordable housing may take a hit if the current plans for reuse of the former Baptist seminary in unincorporated Strawberry go forward. The Strawberry campus now has 200 affordable units, all rented. Under the plan devised by the site’s developer, North Coast Land Holdings, when … More Affordable housing could be lost in Strawberry