Finding affordable housing in an unaffordable place

by Krissy Clark Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 15:41 Marketplace for Wednesday, June 10, 2015 You may have noticed some headlines a few months back about how filmmaker George Lucas has decided to get in to the affordable housing business.  In April, he announced plans to spend more than $100 million of his own money [...]

June 11th, 2016|Articles|

The debate against affordable housing in Marin – Part 2

Krissy Clark/Marketplace Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 16:34 We’re looking at the issue of affordable housing through one place where housing is not exactly affordable: Marin County, just north of San Francisco. George Lucas*, filmmaker and longtime Marin resident, says he'll use more than $100 million to finance, entirely, 224 low-income apartments on a piece [...]

June 12th, 2015|Articles|

PD Editorial: Is housing relief in sight for North Bay?

PD Editorial: May 10, 2015, 12:11AM 05/10/2015 The dilemma facing Sonoma County couldn’t have been presented more clearly than it was on Page 1 of Saturday’s Press Democrat. The lead story (“At summit, a call for new construction”) concerned a packed forum Friday in Petaluma on the growing crisis that North Coast residents face in finding [...]

May 10th, 2015|Articles|

Business, government leaders urged to build more housing

BY ROBERT DIGITALE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT on May 8, 2015, 11:51AM05/08/2015 Claiming that a shortage of affordable housing is starting to hurt the local economy, North Bay business leaders were urged Friday to get involved politically to acquire financing and win regulatory approval for local workforce housing projects. Read the entire article

May 10th, 2015|Articles|

Marin Voice: Our reponsibility to build workforce housing

By Cynthia Murray Marin IJ POSTED: 04/19/15, 4:57 PM PDT | UPDATED: 2 HRS AGO Growing up, my parents taught me about my responsibilities to my family, my school and my country. Taking responsibility was expected of me. Today, it appears the emphasis has shifted from people taking responsibility to demanding their rights. There is [...]

April 21st, 2015|Articles|

Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law

by Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica, Oct. 29, 2012, 12 Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica, Dec. 20 A few months after Congress passed a landmark law directing the federal government to dismantle segregation in the nation's housing, President Nixon's housing chief began plotting a stealth campaign. The plan, George Romney wrote in a confidential memo [...]

April 21st, 2015|Articles|

Did your city fail the Bay Area’s housing supply test? Probably

Apr 14, 2015, 5:44am PDT Cory Weinberg Reporter- San Francisco Business Times Twitter  |  LinkedIn Now that city officials across the Bay Area have finished crunching the numbers on the last seven years of housing supply progress, some assessment is in order. The region’s cities must calculate how its housing supply is keeping up with projected [...]

April 21st, 2015|Articles|