Mayor Sam Liccardo’s stated goal is to have 1,000 units of interim housing planned, under construction, or completed by the end of 2022.
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A new bill aimed at increasing affordable housing construction is back by California’s carpenters’ unions, but the Construction and Building Trades Council is opposed, saying it doesn't guarantee union wages.
The supervisors unanimously approved the purchase of four properties, creating 324 affordable housing units: two in San Jose, one in Morgan Hill and one in Santa Clara.
Thousands of housing units previously approved by the 2016 $950 million Housing Bond are still not built.
Proponents are targeting laws such as Senate Bill 9, which took effect Jan. 1, and allows for a property zoned single-family to be split for a duplex without a public hearing.
The governor’s California Blueprint bolsters the state’s ongoing work to address COVID-19, climate change, homelessness, inequality and fighting crime.
The zoning changes will limit the number of single-family homes that can be built across the parts of Coyote Valley that do not fall within the boundaries of the cities of San Jose and Morgan Hill.
Habitat for Humanity handed off these emergency housing projects to subcontractors who misclassified workers as “laborers,” shortened hours and certified invalid payrolls, according to city documents..
Four out of five people responding to the latest San Jose Inside Power Poll who say they have considered leaving Bay Area say housing and homelessness are the issues prompting them to move elsewhere.
Developer says 'Having a readily available supply of land is critical to meet the City of Gilroy’s anticipated housing needs. Once annexed and entitled, the project will be an important source for various housing types and affordability levels for many years.'
The county and cities announced Thursday that they are submitting more than a dozen proposals to the state for funding to build more than 800 housing units over the next nine months.
Instead of a proposed $627 monthly fee, the Housing Department must recalculate rents that don’t exceed 30% of tenant incomes
The interim housing units for unsheltered people would be built out of converted shipping containers that are about 40 square feet in size. Each unit costs between $50,00 to $200,000 per unit and can take less than six months to complete.
Ray Wang sarcastically compared the suggestion to follow California state housing laws to democratic elections in "the Soviet Union."
Proposals announced Wednesday by San Jose city leaders would triple emergency housing units to 1,000, quadruple San José Bridge jobs, and reduce illegal dumping.
Fresh from beating back a recall, the governor signed a package of bills to address the California housing crisis. But what do these new laws mean for housing affordability in a state where median home prices have already shot past $800,000?