Housing

How Housing Vouchers Can Help Address California’s Rental Crisis – Center on Budget & Policy Priorities

How Housing Vouchers Can Help Address California’s Rental Crisis SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 BY DOUGLAS RICE, EHREN DOHLER, AND ALICIA MAZZARA[1] California’s severe shortage of affordable housing has hit low-income renters particularly hard.  Nearly 1.6 million low-income California renter households paid more than half of their income for housing in 2013, and this number has risen 28 percent…

The future of displacement

Via the Berkeley Blog: The future of displacement Karen Chapple, Professor, City and Regional Planning | 8/24/15 The year is 2030. Protesters gather around yet another apartment building where long-term residents are being evicted to accommodate newcomers. We must be in San Francisco. No, we’re in Oakland. Guess again. It’s Hayward. Or, Concord. Or perhaps,…

UC Berkeley Study – More Gentrification & Displacement On the Way

University of California, Berkeley Press Release: More gentrification, displacement in Bay Area forecast By Kathleen Maclay | AUGUST 24, 2015 The San Francisco Bay Area’s transformation into a sprawling, exclusive and high-income community with less and less room for its low-income residents is just beginning, according to UC Berkeley researchers who literally have it all…

The Right to a Roof: A Grassroots Housing Movement Takes Shape in California’s North Bay

North Bay journalist Dave Ransom reports on the growing housing crisis. Originally published by Tribuno del Pueblo: ‘The Right to a Roof’ Dave Ransom  |  Issue: August | September 2015 A homeless man sitting in the park is ticketed by a San Francisco cop. We must fight the rampant, petty criminalization of people abandoned by…