With the death of Senate Bill 50, there are no active bills in Sacramento that tackle housing affordability.
But a county ordinance kicks in too late to help others.
According to the Federal Reserve, student loan debt now tops $1.5 trillion. One presidential hopeful’s debt-cancellation proposal has found no shortage of supporters and critics.
Borrowing tactics from the Occupy and labor movements, a coalition of faculty and anti-gentrification activists has set up a tent city outside the University of Southern California. Their proclaimed target: USC’s culture of greed and opaqueness.
As affordable-housing agreements written 30 years ago begin to lapse, California is set to lose more than 34,000 affordable-rent units.