On this emergency episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast,” CALmatters’ Matt Levin and the Los Angeles Times’ Liam Dillon discuss why SB 50 failed, and what it means for other housing legislation going forward this year.
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Michael Weinstein, rent-control advocate and president of the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, had a rough time in Sacramento last week.
Please subscribe to the Gimme Shelter podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Google Play, Spotify or Overcast. Ready for another fight over rent control? Six months after a statewide initiative that could have expanded rent control across California was rejected overwhelmingly at the polls, a group of progressive state lawmakers are back with a suite of pro-tenant legislation […]
California lawmakers have pitched dozens of bold, high-profile solutions to California’s affordable housing shortage. But for all the big-picture housing legislation that has actually become law over the past few years, so far the solution that’s proved most immediately effective at providing new housing has been rather small in size: Accessory Dwelling Units, colloquially known as in-law units or granny flats.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has a message for his fellow California Republicans when it comes to grappling with the state’s housing crisis: Embrace more development.