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December 27, 2018
Year in Review: Hermosa Beach – Easy Reader News

December 26, 2018
Davis Migrant Center may house Camp Fire victims for now – Daily Democrat

December 21, 2018
A Holiday Municipal Bond Impact Story – Forbes

December 20, 2018
Santa Clara County Approves $123 Million In Affordable Housing – Patch

December 19, 2018
North County Report: Why Latinos Are Choosing People Over Party – Voice of San Diego

December 14, 2018
Ruling: Encinitas Required To Adopt A State-Approved Housing Plan – KPBS Public Broadcasting

December 12, 2018
Judge Puts Encinitas Voters’ Veto Power Over Housing Plans on Ice – Voice of San Diego

December 11, 2018
State Sen. Nancy Skinner introduces bill to offer legal aid for at-risk tenants – The Daily Californian

December 5, 2018
How Northern California's destructive wildfires could exacerbate the state's housing crisis – Los Angeles Times

December 4, 2018
Deadly Camp Fire fuels California's raging housing shortage – Chico Enterprise Record

December 4, 2018
California HCD Issues Final Guidelines for Streamlined Ministerial Permitting – Lexology

December 3, 2018
$10 million state grant spurs future Windsor veterans housing project – Press Democrat

November 30, 2018
Freddie Mac will now allow conventional financing for manufactured housing – Housing Wire

November 30, 2018
California Housing and Community Development holds fire recovery meeting in Ukiah – The Ukiah Daily Journal

November 29, 2018
A Judge May Force San Diego's Most Housing-Averse City to Allow New Homes – Voice of San Diego

November 28, 2018
Wildfires have put a spotlight on the state's housing shortage – The Sun

November 27, 2018
Homeless People Evicted from Former Camp in Santa Rosa – NBC Bay Area

November 27, 2018
"No Place Like Home" funding available for Humboldt housing developers – Redwood News

November 27, 2018
Homeless People Evicted From Former Camp in Roseland – San Francisco Gate

November 27, 2018
60-unit Windsor Veterans Village project gets $10M push into construction – North Bay Business Journal

November 27, 2018
Santa Rosa endorses plan for fire aid but questions federal damage figure – The Press Democrat

November 20, 2018
California Already Had A Housing Crisis. The Wildfires Are Making It Worse. – BuzzFeed News

November 20, 2018
Homes 4 Families and CalVet Present Santa Clarita Veterans with Keys to their New Homes – PRNewswire

November 19, 2018
My turn: Voters showed heart by supporting housing for people with mental health illness – CALmatters

November 17, 2018
PD Editorial: Housing must be Gov. Newsom's top concern – The Press Democrat

November 16, 2018
Less local control over housing policy is what California needs – The Press Enterprise

November 15, 2018
California Already Has a Housing Crisis. The Fires Just Made It Worse – Talk Poverty

November 12, 2018
State gives $2.4M to fund Napa housing project – North Bay Business Journal

November 11, 2018
California Awards Nearly $73 Million to Veterans Housing Projects - The state has more than 11,000 homeless veterans – Affordable Housing Finance

November 10, 2018
$18 Million For Inland Empire Veteran Housing Developments – InlandEmpire.US

November 7, 2018
Voters decide fate of gas tax, rent control in California – The Signal

November 2, 2018
Cobb family moves into their newly rebuilt home; $3 million in funds still available for rebuilding – Lake County News

October 30, 2018
California rent control initiative leaves communities of color split – ABC News Los Angeles

October 28, 2018
An area that once built its way out of a housing shortage searches for solutions – Redwood City Climate

October 22, 2018
From homeless to homeowner: Napa woman buys home with help of city program – Napa Valley Register

October 3, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown signs 3 bills to spur housing development, address homelessness – Daily Californian

October 2, 2018
America’s Affordable Housing Crisis Isn’t Just Hitting Cities – Huff Post

September 30, 2018
Governor Brown signs bill to ease development around BART stations – The Mercury News

September 30, 2018
Governor signs bills that help mobile home residents and communities – Lake County News

September 22, 2018
Accessory Dwelling Unit fair offers housing options – Times-Standard

September 21, 2018
The State Passed a Major Housing Package last year. Is it Working so far? – CalMatters

September 18, 2018
Lemon Grove taking first steps for homeless shelter – San Diego Union Tribune

September 17, 2018
Mobile-home values might rise as fast as regular homes — here’s why that matters – Marketwatch

September 12, 2018
Investigation continues with Canyon View Estates Solar Panels – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

September 6, 2018
As school year begins, California ends practice that uprooted migrant students – Cal Matters

September 1, 2018
Bakersfield Homeless Center looking to city, county to address funding crisis after federal sources dry up –

September 2, 2018
On Labor Day, California offers a plethora of job opportunities for its workers – Ventura County Star

August 30, 2018
California Mobilehome Owners Urged to Protect Themselves Against Fire or Natural Disaster Loss with Proper Title and Registration – Sierra Sun Times/Yuba Net

August 29, 2018
Mojave Desert Housing Project Advances – Courthouse News

August 24, 2018
H-2A housing regulations questioned during third community meeting in Santa Maria – Santa Maria Times

August 13, 2018
Pasadena Continues Wrestling With State for Control Over Local Development – Pasadena Now

August 9, 2018
Encinitas passes housing element, sends plan to voters – The Coast News Group

August 9, 2018
Supes consider best use of community improvement funds – Siskiyou Daily News

July 27, 2018
Nevada County Helps to Address Power Outage at Mobile Home Park – Yuba Net

July 29, 2018
Can San Francisco Build Affordable Housing Faster? Does It Really Want To? – The Bay City Beacon

July 26, 2018
Affordable housing measure collecting local support – Almanac News

July 24, 2018
City of Arcata adds UV Disinfection to wastewater system – Redwood News

July 23, 2018
County of Lake to pursue homeless grant opportunity – Lake County News

July 20, 2018
Senator Kamala Harris Introduces Bill to Provide Rent Relief – Oakland Post

July 18, 2018
Why your California mobile home may not be properly registered — and how to fix the problem – Press Enterprise

July 18, 2018
Sunnyvale council upholds plan to turn mobile home park into townhouses – The Mercury News

July 17, 2018
More of Something: The California Legislature’s Effort to Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing – JD Supra

July 17, 2018
City of Clearlake receives $500,000 grant for Code Enforcement efforts – Lake County News

July 17, 2018
City of Arcata receives grant for $5 million – Redwood News

July 16, 2018
Owners of Canyon View Mobile Home Estates Issued Notice of Violation – Santa Clarita Gazette

July 16, 2018
City of Arcata Awarded $5 Million 'Community Development Block Grant' – City of Arcata

July 16, 2018
One State, Unaffordable: Your Housing Questions, Answered – Capital Public Radio

July 16, 2018
New tax waiver program for mobile and manufactured homes to be presented July 17 – Valley News

July 13, 2018
The housing shortage in California is creating a state of crisis. – Communities Digital News

July 12, 2018
Nevada County recipient of $3,196,396 in Community Development Block Grants – Yuba Net

July 10, 2018
'50-mile rule': Migrant farmworker housing policy changed to allow children to stay in school year-round – Santa Cruz Sentinel

July 9, 2018
CalHome continues funding home rebuilds – Record Bee

July 2, 2018
Banning to offer financial aid to current and potential property owners – Record Gazette

July 2, 2018
State Council Awards $30 Million For SD Transportation Infrastructure Projects - KPBS

June 29, 2018
Homeless in California—what the data reveals - CALmatters

June 29, 2018
Supervisors approve $25M bond for first-time homebuyers – Mountain View Voice

June 28, 2018
Richmond mayor makes case for 'managed homeless encampment' – Richmond Standard

June 27, 2018
Bee infestation concerns neighbors at Oildale mobile home park – Bakersfield Eyewitness News

June 22, 2018
LINC Housing Opens Intergenerational Affordable Housing Community in Los Angeles for Formerly Homeless and Low-Income Residents – Globe Newswire

June 22, 2018
Supervisors Approve $25M Bond For First-Time Home Buyers – San Francisco Gate

June 22, 2018
Council removes four sites from Housing Element Update – Del Mar Times

June 20, 2018
Affordable Housing Initiative Set to Appear on November Ballot – Courthouse News

June 18, 2018
Multi-story permanent veterans housing project coming together for VTC in Marina – Monterey Herald

June 11, 2018
SANDAG accepts state's determination of housing units for San Diego County – 760 KFMB Radio

June 8, 2018
Berkeley rejects fast-track approval for 260-unit housing project – Business Journal

June 8, 2018
Competing needs on limited land pit assisted living against affordable housing – The Coast News

June 4, 2018
Finding just the right height for high-density housing proves challenging – The Coast News

May 30, 2018
LA City Council Approves $276 Million for Homeless Housing – Courthouse News

May 29, 2018
Efforts to build housing around transit threaten to price out those most dependent on bus and rail - San Diego Union Tribune

May 24, 2018
Redwood City adopts inclusionary housing law – Daily Journal

May 2, 2018
California’s population grows to 39.8 million — and housing stock increases too – San Francisco Gate

May 2, 2018
October wildfires contributed to Napa County losing housing, population in 2017 – Napa Valley Register

April 26, 2018
PARK IT RIGHT HERE | Kellogg Park opens to much fanfare in west Ventura – Ventura County Reporter

April 25, 2018
Have trouble paying Sacramento rent? You’re not alone – Sacramento Bee

April 25, 2018
What a change to rent control restrictions could mean for you – Southern CA Public Radio

April 13, 2018
Kevin Dumain: What’s Next for ADUs? – Noozhawk

April 12, 2018
A change to California's housing supply law could spur a big expansion in home building (Los Angeles Times)

April 12, 2018
More Housing to Come for Sacramento Area Homeless Veterans (Fox 40 Sacramento)

April 12, 2018
HUD Awards Unprecedented $28 Billion of Disaster Recovery Grants (Route 50 - Washington DC)

April 11, 2018
Feds award $212 million to help California recover from 2017 wildfires (Press Democrat)

April 11, 2018
HUD Awards $212M For CA Disaster Recovery Efforts (Petaluma Patch)

April 9, 2018
Having a job (or two, or three) doesn't mean you can afford a place to live in California (KPBS Radio)

April 9, 2018
Over $1 million assigned for home rebuilding (Record Bee)

April 6, 2018
CalHome loan program to fund approximately $1.375 million in Lake County home rebuilding (Lake County News)

April 4, 2018
These modern manufactured homes are replacing a run-down trailer park in downtown SLO (San Luis Obispo News)

April 3, 2018
Hope for California’s Housing Crisis? (US News)

March 30, 2018
City moves to allow more home buildings (San Benito News)

March 29, 2018
Resources For Community Development To Begin Construction On Vet Housing In Oakland (Bis Now)

March 26, 2018
CA Fwd report highlights ideas for getting more housing out of last year’s housing package (California Forward)

March 23, 2018
Orange County Declares Housing Shortage a Threat to Residents and Businesses (Voice of Orange County)

March 20, 2018
State program saving homeowners up to thousands of dollars by waiving taxes, fees (Lake County News)

March 19, 2018
Ventura County not on track to meet state-mandated housing goals, officials say (Ventura County Star)

March 19, 2018
Petaluma eyes shift in affordable housing policy (Petaluma Online)

March 19, 2018
Belmont’s housing production grows  (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 15, 2018
Despite push, San Diego County built less housing in 2017 (San Diego Union Tribune)

March 15, 2018
Holland & Knight Represents First Developer To Invoke New California Law Streamlining Local Environmental Review Process For Affordable Housing Projects (Public Now)

March 13, 2018
Council Approves Accessory Dwelling Ordinance (Pasadena News Now)

March 12, 2018
Proposed Affordable Housing Project In Berkeley First To Use California's Streamlined Approval Process (Biz Now)

March 9, 2018
50% Affordable, 260-Unit 1900 Fourth Street Apartment Project in Berkeley First Submitted Under New SB35 Streamlined Approval (The Registry)

March 8, 2018
California’s Housing Crisis Builds Appetite To Limit Local Control (KPBS)

March 7, 2018
Calistoga meets or exceeds regional housing needs (Napa Valley Register)

March 7, 2018
Board Of Supervisors Hear Placer County Housing Status Update (Public Now)

March 6, 2018
We asked the candidates how they planned to meet housing production goals. Here's how they responded (Los Angeles Times)

March 5, 2018
California Bill Would Allow More Housing Near Transit Stops (DS News)

March 1, 2018
LA’s old mandate that developers build affordable housing is back (LA Curbed)

March 1, 2018
Affordable Workforce Housing Breaks Ground in Fremont near Jobs and Transit (The Registry)

February 24, 2018
Napa County and its cities miss state affordable housing targets (Napa Valley Register)

February 22, 2018
Demystifying Rent Control (San Diego Urbdezine)

February 22, 2018
Surprise, Surprise – Locals Not Approving Housing (Fox and Hounds Daily)

February 21, 2018
Pleasanton council discusses impacts of recent state housing legislation (Pleasanton Weekly)

February 21, 2018
Feinstein, Harris Secure Funds To Keep Rural Families In Their Homes (Public Now)

February 11, 2018
Owner of Journey’s End mobile home park in Santa Rosa won’t rebuild after Tubbs fire (Press Democrat)

February 7, 2018
California's Housing Package and everything you need to know (ABC Channel 10)

February 5, 2018
Nearly All California Cities Failed to Hit Housing Goals (DS News)

February 5, 2018
Making way for granny flats (Manteca Bulletin)

February 5, 2018
Editorial | Nearly 400 reasons why momentum to address California housing crisis is building (San Diego Union Tribune)

February 2, 2018
Hundreds of California cities and counties will have to make it easier to permit housing, state says (Los Angeles Times)

February 2, 2018
98% of California jurisdictions fail to approve adequate housing, state report finds (Daily Breeze)

January 31, 2018
HUD to consider eliminating manufactured housing regulations (Housing Wire)

January 23, 2018
California needs another "Year of Housing" solutions (California Economy)

January 19, 2018
Santa Cruz Awarded $3.3M In Grants To Help Homeless Residents (Santa Cruz Patch)

January 16, 2018
Mayor Faulconer, Councilmembers Sherman & Zapf Open County’s Largest Skate Park

January 16, 2018
Why tiny ADUs may be a big answer to the urban housing crisis (Curbed)

January 16, 2018
New Bay Area housing trend: Living in the backyard (San Jose Mercury News)

January 10, 2018
26th Assembly District awarded $1.4M for homelessness prevention (Foothills Sun Gazette)

January 5, 2018
Renovations at Lompoc's Thompson Park nearing completion (KSBY News 6)


December 25, 2017
Backyard homes? Yes, in my backyard (East Bay Times)

December 21, 2017
California Today: State’s Homeless Population Drives National Increase (New York Times)

December 19, 2017
Tuolumne County leaders prefer separate, smaller resilience centers (Union Democrat)

December 19, 2017
Woodland working on making housing more affordable (Daily Democrat)

December 14, 2017
One step toward a polarizing view of Long Beach’s future (Long Beach Signal Tribune)

December 14, 2017
Hollister mulls residential growth plan (San Benito)

December 7, 2017
County to utilize grant funds for code enforcement program (Siskiyou Daily)

December 6, 2017
GOP tax plan ‘devastating’ for California housing crisis, assemblyman Chiu says (Mercury News)

December 6, 2017
City to provide $505K for Joy Park (Atascadero News)

December 4, 2017
Affirmed Begins Work on San Diego Veterans Community (Multihousing News)

December 1, 2017
The Great American Single-Family Home Problem (New York Times)

December 1, 2017
Grant funds sought for fire station upgrades (Soledad Bee)

November 18, 2017
Lakeport City Council gets report on work to secure funding for winter storm repairs (Lake County News)

November 16, 2017
Grant could fund indoor pool, turf soccer field at Grass Valley’s Memorial Park (The Union)

November 16, 2017
Oxnard City Council Approves $2 Million in Park Improvements (Oxnard Citizens Journal)

November 9, 2017
County mobilehome owners encouraged to apply for tax, fee waiver program (Porterville Recorder)

November 9, 2017
County mobilehome owners encouraged to apply for tax, fee waiver program (Porterville Recorder)

November 6, 2017
Eureka Has $1 Million to Loan to Low-Income Folks Looking to Buy a House (or Fix One Up) (Lost Coast Outpost)

October 25, 2017
Mountain View City Council seeks to provide home ownership units through new housing project (Peninsula Press)

October 21, 2017
‘Granny flats’ are back in style across California (Daily Democrat)

October 18, 2017
Berkeley Receives $3.2 Million For Housing, Homeless (Berkeley Patch)

October 12, 2017
Affordable housing build begins in Lindsay (Porterville Recorder)

October 6, 2017
CalARVC Hosts Near 70 Owners At Annual Fall Day (Woodall’s Campground Management)

October 6, 2017
‘I come from streets […] from nothingness’ (Signal Tribune)

October 4, 2017
Fountain Valley to begin loan talks to help developer with affordable housing project (Los Angeles Times)

October 3, 2017
Killefer Flammang Architects Completes $12M Conversion of Historic Church to Affordable Seniors Housing (ReBusiness Online)

September 29, 2017
Lake County marks a milestone in Valley fire recovery (Press Democrat)

September 28, 2017
Mayor Lee moves to speed new home construction (SF Bay)

September 27, 2017
Fee and Tax Relief Offered to Mobilehome/Manufactured Home Owners Who Have Never Obtained Title and Registration (Business Wire)

September 27, 2017
Here’s why California’s historic housing legislation won’t bring down costs anytime soon (Sacramento Bee)

September 20, 2017
Brandywine Homes breaks ground on a 45-home project in La Puente (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

September 12, 2017
Nevada County Supervisors vote to ease restrictions on building second units (The Union)

September 9, 2017
Granny flats are on the upswing — and they’re not just for grannies anymore (Pasadena Star News)

August 29, 2017
Changes to key housing bill will give local governments in California more control over the money (Los Angeles Times)

August 29, 2017
Democratic leaders, Jerry Brown agree on package to spur housing (Sacramento Bee)

August 28, 2017
Housing deal reached by Gov. Brown, legislative Democrats, including $4 billion bond (Southern CA Public Radio – 89.3 KPCC )

August 25, 2017
Housing construction is booming in SoCal's Inland Empire (Southern CA Pubic Radio 89.3 KPCC)

August 22, 2017
Affordable Housing Groundbreaking In SF (San Francisco Patch)

August 16, 2017
Santa Barbara Inundated With Granny Unit Applications as City Develops Local Regulations (Noozhawk)

July 25, 2017
Housing for Veterans Opens in Northern California (Housing Finance)

July 19, 2017
New funding for First-Time Homebuyers program (KRCR Channel 7 News Redding)

July 19, 2017
It’s time to add "teeth" to California's housing element law (California Economic Summit)

July 6, 2017
Changes to Nevada County land use code could make second units easier to build (The Union)

July 5, 2017
County gets $800,000 grant for parks in North Shore, Oasis and Thermal (The Desert Sun)

July 5, 2017
T.O.’s Many Mansions gets $5M grant to build veterans housing (Thousand Oaks Acorn)

June 29, 2017
California lawmakers have tried for 50 years to fix the state's housing crisis. Here's why they've failed (Los Angeles Times)

June 20, 2017
Google plans transit-oriented San Jose, CA campus (Construction Dive)

June 13, 2017
California Awards $62 Million to Fund Veteran Housing (NBC San Diego)

June 12, 2017
Groundbreaking Held For Silicon Valley Affordable Housing Community (Mountain View Patch)

June 2, 2017
What would it take to make San Bernardino County housing affordable? (Press Enterprise)

June 2, 2017
CA leads most active housing markets in May (Construction Dive)

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  • Veteran Housing Developments Awarded $74.7 Million in Fourth Round (PDF) - November 9, 2018
  • Mobilehome Owners Urged to Protect Themselves Against Fire or Natural Disaster Loss with Proper Title and Registration (PDF) - August 29, 2018
  • Register Your Mobilehome California Hits Milestone, Helping Mobilehome Owners Save More Than $1 Million in Back Fees and Taxes (PDF) - July 19, 2018
  • California Department of Housing and Community Development Awards More Than $61 Million to Communities Across California (PDF) - July 11, 2018
  • Strategic Growth Council Awards More Than $257 Million to Build Affordable Homes and Make It Easier for Californians to Walk, Bike, Use Transit (PDF) - June 28, 2018
  • California Department of Housing and Community Development Releases Updated Data in New, Online Map Showing Which Cities/Counties Must Allow Streamlined Housing Development (PDF) – June 27, 2018
  • California Awarded $212 Million in Federal Disaster Recovery Funding (PDF) – April 11, 2018
  • Within First Year, Register Your Mobilehome California Saves Mobilehome Owners More Than $500,000 (PDF) – March 19, 2018
  • New Data Released by HCD -- Increased Transparency of How Cities and Counties are Meeting Their Housing Goals (PDF) – February 27, 2018
  • HCD Releases List of Cities/Counties Now Subject to Streamlined Housing Development (PDF) – February 1, 2018
  • Spanish Language Website Debuts for California’s Mobilehome Fee and Tax Waiver Program (PDF) – January 29, 2018
  • California Housing Package Launched January 1 with a Resolution to Ease Housing Costs, Shortage (PDF) – January 3, 2018
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