The real estate industry is a powerhouse opponent of rent control in California politics. But tenant activists are upping their electoral game.
In an eleventh hour move, Sacramento extended the statewide eviction moratorium for renters suffering COVID-related hardships.
Despite California’s epic affordable housing crisis, many state legislators from the dominant party are beholden to real estate interests.
The first of the month has come to strike terror in renters, while homeownership seems like a fantasy to the young. How did this happen?
Some neighbors support the Reclaimers with donations of food and clothing. Others are loudly opposed to their presence.
Facing a health crisis, California legislators call for a moratorium on evictions, utility shutoffs and foreclosures.
California’s economy is booming, but the state’s poorest residents are falling further and further behind.
Calvin Wongus has had no trouble finding employment in the tight labor market. But for the poorest workers like himself, the jobs have been low-paying and part-time.
Stagnant wages and increasingly unaffordable housing costs are leaving many low-income residents behind.
Los Angeles isn’t the only city considering eminent domain as a tool to ease housing woes. Some question its promise.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom calls homelessness an emergency akin to a major earthquake, but his proposals do not prevent cities from sweeping people off the streets.
Critics claim the city is not adequately enforcing a new home-sharing ordinance.
Rent-controlled properties remain on home-sharing platforms like Airbnb in violation of a new ordinance.
As the number of H-2A guest workers mushrooms, California labor contractors and growers are packing farmworkers into motels and houses in working class neighborhoods.
A proposed law could reboot California’s public investment system to provide a stable source of local funding for affordable housing.
Long a community with little clout, the state’s renters won a victory with national implications.
Low-income tenants fighting to remain in their affordable housing complex score a big win at City Hall.
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Supporters say vacant-property taxes keep speculators from sitting on properties until they can rent or sell them for more money.
Last month tenants in a large apartment complex were close to an agreement that would have kept their units affordable. Suddenly, they are facing eviction again.
With the death of Senate Bill 50, there are no active bills in Sacramento that tackle housing affordability.