California voters will get another chance to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act next year.
Long Beach, Moreno Valley, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, and the Town of Windsor have been added to a list of 27 “prohousing communities” designated by the State of California.
That’s a significant change from March 2020 when rents in San Francisco were 29% higher than San Diego.
"San Jose, CA (1.0%) was the only large western metro seeing rent growth, but the growth rate was only one twentieth of what it was a year ago (19.3%)," the report said.
California’s affordable housing crisis has forced countless residents out of their homes and neighborhoods. As an unfolding drama in Ojai reminds us, elected officials are not immune.
In some affluent San Mateo County cities, up to 80% of state-mandated affordable housing now consists of granny flats.
The crisis is putting pressure on city and county leaders.
Is another housing fight brewing in Orange County?
On Monday, California expanded its lawsuit against Huntington Beach to include the city’s failure to adopt a state-mandated housing element.
Davis officials have lost the ability the deny a number of development projects that would violate the city’s zoning rules.