We have a legal, moral and existential mandate to plan for more housing throughout our city, and especially near transit corridors. As part of our housing element update, the state requires us to plan for over 3,000 new homes, of which about 890 must be affordable to Menlo Park families and residents of all abilities who have very low or extremely low incomes.
The Rodríguez family has seen incredible support from close friends, coworkers, and family members, but they would like to give some special thanks to the Methodist Church, the Catholic Church, and Grace Episcopal Church as they have either provided food during days of hard work or have sent volunteers to help with construction.
Has the rezoning opened the doors to large-scale gentrification?
But opponents still worry that just like in reinvented areas like Hudson Yards, the rezoning has opened the door to gentrification whether if it happens immediately or not
The pandemic put a general crimp in housing construction, but made a California factory that churns out prefabricated housing extra busy. What if housing was built more like cars — on an assembly line in a factory? Rick Holliday thinks Read more…
Twenty-two years ago, right after getting married in Oaxaca, Mexico, Julio Olguín Olivera and Alma Martínez de Olguín settled in St. Helena. Since then, they’ve formed a family and raised their kids: Mary, 22; Brandon, 20; and 15-year-old twins Camila and Read more…
Salomon works as a foreman at Grgich Hills Estate in Rutherford, so commuting from his current address in Middletown to his full-time job in addition to the commitment of this project intimidated him at first.
“It was nerve-wracking,” Salomon said. “I am required to put in 32 hours a week and it is just me.”
Senate Bill 9 would technically allow as many as two duplexes, two houses with attached units, or a combination — capped at four units — on single-family lots across California, without local approval.
Martha Rodríguez, now the head of the household, can say with pride that all of her daughters are attending school and that she sees a bright future ahead of them. Veronica Salto Rodríguez is studying to become a teacher. Marylu Aviña Rodríguez is currently studying at USC, Cristy Aviña Rodríguez is at UC Berkeley, and Araceli Aviña Rodríguez is a senior at St. Helena High School.
Nonprofits and the city of San Antonio are forced to stretch their budget as the price of homes and building materials rise, presenting a challenge in creating affordable housing for low-income communities. San Antonio’s Neighborhood and Housing Services Department provides Read more…
Think about what could be in terms of affordable housing: Encouraging housing to be built in place of abandoned big box stores and strip malls.
Making it easier to build student housing near community colleges.
Establishing an authority in Los Angeles to finance affordable housing.