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.
Napa Sonoma ADU Center is a local nonprofit committed to making the ADU building process as turnkey as possible for its homeowner market. The Napa Sonoma ADU Center’s website is a comprehensive resource for anyone who’s entertaining thoughts of building an ADU. There’s a workbook and an ADU calculator. You can review sample floorplans, receive a free feasibility study and listen to webinars that discuss the economics and realities of building an ADU.
Google does it again. Raising the bar and leading the way for other companies. Providing jobs also means providing affordable housing. The tech giant is teaming with Housing Trust Silicon Valley to back two affordable housing projects