Hottest housing market? It’s not New York, San Francisco or LA. Sacramento has topped the list of the least affordable new home markets in the country. Sacramento’s median new construction home price is $650,000
This is What It’s Going to Take: Fremont to Raise Fees for Developers Who Don’t Build Affordable Homes
In a bid to encourage developers to build more affordable housing, the Fremont City Council has launched a two-prong approach that will dig deeper into the pocketbooks of those who don’t and give some breaks to those who do.
“Renting at low-income facilities can be tricky,” said Delia López. “I am looking forward to not having to renew yearly leases and I am also the most excited about being able to have as many nails on these walls as I want.”
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.
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 it should be. The longtime Bay Area developer turned a Read more…
Seattle passed legislation allowing extra density for housing built on sites owned or controlled by religious institutions. It will also require the housing to charge below-market rents.
As with any crisis, however, this moment also presents our city with opportunities for creative thinking and bold action. let’s act now to convert cash-strapped hotels and office buildings into permanently affordable and supportive housing. Luckily, there is state legislation known as the “Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act” which would allow us to do just that.
California’s State Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents 450,000 ironworkers, pipe fitters and other skilled laborers, has blocked numerous bills it says don’t guarantee enough work for its members.
With simple designs and basic materials, they have challenged the notion that generous space and limited funds are incompatible. Lacaton and Vassal have never demolished a building in order to construct a new one.