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April 21, 2017
Construction Dive: CA State Senator: More Market-rate Housing Critical to Fixing State's Affordability Woes
By Katy Tomasulo [4-20-17] // California State Sen. Scott Wiener called for legislators and activist groups to take a more favorable view of market-rate housing in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the state, Curbed reported.
Affordable Housing Online: Trump-Carson Housing Budget Cut Estimator for Your Local Community
[4-2017] // Here's how HUD budget cuts affect local communities.
San Francisco Chronicle: Plan Bay Area 2040 Recognizes Today's Immediate Crisis: Housing
By Editorial Board [4-18-17] // At this point, the Bay Area's need for new housing has become a mantra. But the draft of Plan Bay Area 2040, a regional plan released this month from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments, makes it clear just how much is at stake.
Fresno Bee: HUD Orders Mortgage Lenders, Including One in Fresno, to Give Employees Fair Housing Training
By Bonhia Lee [4-19-17] // The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday announced an agreement with California mortgage lenders, including one in Fresno, to provide fair housing training to employees.
News Review: Greenhouse Fixation: Can Infill Development Halt California's Affordable Housing Crisis and Climate Change?
By Michael Mott [4-20-17] // Consuela Lawson, a heavy-equipment operator in her mid-40s, knows she could be next to leave Sacramento after spiraling rent prices pushed relatives out of the city.
California Economic Summit: New Website Offers Tools to Solve the Housing Crisis and #BringCAHome
By Ray Pearl [4-21-17] // The new BringCAHome.org Website has information Californians need to become informed and be a part of the solution, including infographics, statistics, and a toolkit of county-by-county fact sheets on housing affordability.
Curbed San Francisco: Mission-Dwellers Urge City Hall to Scuttle 117 New Units
By Adam Brinklow [4-19-17] // Activists cite UC Berkeley study to argue that new building is "part of the problem."
LAND USE / PLANNING / REGULATION
Los Angeles Times: L.A. Stiffens Rules for Replacing Rent-controlled Units
By Emily Alpert Reyes [4-19-17] // Los Angeles lawmakers voted Wednesday to stiffen city rules surrounding the demolition of rent-controlled apartments, aiming to ensure that more affordable housing is built.
HOUSING MARKETS / REAL ESTATE
National Association of Realtors: February 2017 Housing Affordability Index
By Michael Hyman [4-17-17] // At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.43 percent this February, up compared to 4.04 a year ago.
Construction Dive: U.S. Rent Growth Hit 5-Year Low in March
By Mary Tyler March [4-21-17] // US. rents rose 0.7% year-over-year in March to a median monthly payment of $1,408, marking the slowest rate of growth since November 2012, according to Zillow.
HousingWire: PropertyRadar: No, California Is Not in a Housing Bubble
By Brena Swanson [4-16-17] // San Francisco Bay Area home sales plummeted to the lowest of any month since February 2008 as average home prices soared into the millions.
Trulia: Housing Starts Boom in March
By Ralph McLaughlin [4-18-17] // Housing starts and completions were both up over the year in March, growing by 9.2% and 13.4%, respectively. While good news on the whole, starts were down 6.8% over the month...
MORTGAGE & FORECLOSURE ISSUES
CityLab: The Down Payment Is Too Damned High
By Kriston Capps [4-18-17] // But the federal government's best answer for renters' number-one obstacle to first-time homeownership could be facing a big reform push in Congress.
Trulia: Mortgage Complaints: Who You Gonna Call?
By David Weidner [4-19-17] // The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) opened in July 2011, and the agency reported that in its first five years it has returned more than $11.8 billion from financial institutions on behalf of 29 million consumers.
Next City: Banks Were Held Accountable to More Neighborhoods in 2016
By Oscar Perry Abello [4-19-17] // In Cincinnati's predominantly black South Cumminsville neighborhood, Working in Neighborhoods (WIN) got started in 1978, teaching residents how to organize and advocate around issues tied to quality of life - utility reform, quality affordable housing, decreasing crime. But subprime mortgages in the early 2000s affected such partnerships...
Next City: NYC Public Housing Residents Ready to Open Doors to New Businesses
By Oscar Perry Abello [4-18-17] // The way policymakers and the media get hyped up about entrepreneurship, it's easy to forget or overlook the reality that it's a scary process to start a business.
Peninsula Press: Our Little Secret: A Story of Overcoming Homelessness in Silicon Valley
By Carinne Gale [4-17-17] // Gina Cooper fiddles with the square gold ring on her left pinkie while recounting her and her son's experience with homelessness. Cooper's story is one with a happy ending, but her guilt about having once fallen into homelessness remains.
Press Democrat: Jennielynn Holmes, Sonoma County's Ace Advocate for Homeless People
By Mary Callahan [4-15-17] // In the beginning, helping the homeless was a meaningful way for Jennielynn Holmes to earn a few dollars on her way to putting herself through law school. Then she met a little girl name Hannah...
Press Democrat: Santa Rosa to Take a Hard Look at Its Homelessness Strategy
By Kevin McCallum [4-5-17] // The Santa Rosa City Council scrapped its three-member homelessness subcommittee Tuesday in favor of the full council taking a "deeper dive" on strategies to guide more people out of homelessness and into permanent housing.
ECONOMY / EMPLOYMENT
Los Angeles Times: NEA Study Explains Financial Effect of the Arts Nationally-and California's Huge Cultural Economy
By Carolina A. Miranda [4-19-17] // Data released Wednesday by the National Endowment for the Arts, in a joint effort with the Bureau of Economic Analysis, offers an argument for keeping arts funding alive at a time when the Trump administration seeks to eliminate the NEA altogether.
GlobeSt: How San Bernardino County Is Fostering Growth
By Carrie Rossenfeld [4-20-17] // San Bernardino County is supporting dynamic business and job growth, and innovative business leaders in the region are proactively handling a disruptive economy, attendees of the recent San Bernardino County State of the County and Business Forum learned.
TRANSPORTATION / TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
Next City: Midsize and Small Cities Have Important Role in Saving Federal Transit Funding
By Josh Cohen [4-17-17] // The threat of losing U.S. federal transit funding and the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program has loomed large since the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released President Donald Trump's budget blueprint in mid-March. "People should be legitimately alarmed," says Stephen Davis of Transportation for America.
REDEVELOPMENT / INFILL / REVITALIZATION
Truthout: How Gentrification Is Killing U.S. Cities and Black Lives
By Dan Arel [4-1917] // (Book Review) What you read in the pages of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood (by Peter Moskowitz) is a heartbreaking story of the destruction of Black lives. You read how cultures are wiped out of a city's fabric, and all for a $6 latte.
NATIONAL HOUSING NEWS
National Mortgage Professional Magazine: More Than Half of Housing Discrimination Cases Involve the Disabled
By Phil Hall [4-19-17] // Housing discrimination based on disability was more pervasive than race-based bias, according to the National Fair Housing Alliance's (NFHA) "2017 Fair Housing Trends Report: The Case for Fair Housing."
The HUDdle: Knowing Your Rights the Best Ally to Ending Housing Discrimination
By Krista Mills [4-21-17] // This Fair Housing Month, HUD is partnering with dozens of national, state, local and nonprofit partners throughout the nation to promote fair housing facts and ideals...
Next City: This Is What Housing Discrimination in the U.S. Looks Like
By Kelsey E. Thomas [4-20-17] // In the wake of the Great Depression, the U.S. government developed a system of federal agencies aimed at building community wealth through homeownership. This vast network built wealth at the family and community level for millions of people - but only if they were white.
DEMOGRAPHICS / QUALITY OF LIFE
Zillow: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Live Far From Healthy Food, Some by Choice and Some Not
By Skylar Olsen [4-18-17] // When people live in the suburbs, they expect to drive - to work, to play, and to shop. For people who don't live in the suburbs - and for poor people who do - being far from healthy food can be a trickier situation.
Yahoo Finance: New "Vital Signs" Data Tracks Disparate Impacts of Bay Area's Economic Boom
PR Newswire [4-20-17] // (Video and text) The Bay Area's Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTA) expanded its award-winning Vital Signs Website to include an Equity section with information on the region's housing affordability, housing displacement risks, poverty rates, wage stratification, migration trends, and life expectancy.
ENVIRONMENT / CLIMATE CHANGE
Quartz: California Is Home to Eight of the 10 Cities in America Where Air Pollution Is Worst
By Zoe Schlanger [4-19-17] // A combination of unfortunate topography, a large population, and the realities of worsening climate change makes California cities some of the worst places to breathe air in America. The state is also home to seven of the 10 American cities with the worst ozone pollution.
Construction Dive: Report: VT Leads US States in Sustainability
By Katy Tomasulo [4-20-17] // Vermont leads U.S. states in sustainability, according to an analysis by WalletHub that weighed factors such as the number of LEED buildings per capita, water and air quality, and photovoltaic capacity per household. Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington and Connecticut rounded out the top five.
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