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How to Solve California’s Housing Shortage? Build ‘Granny Flats’ in Homeowners’ Backyards

To help ease California’s housing crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are turning to people’s backyards. Multiple bills with the endorsement of Brown are moving through the Legislature to make it easier for homeowners to build small units on their properties, whether in their garages, as additions to existing homes or as new, freestanding [...]

By | 2016-08-26T17:11:49+00:00 July 26th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments

Bay Area Council – By Right Toolkit

GOAL: BUILD EDUCATION AND AWARENESS IN SUPPORT OF GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN’S “BY-RIGHT” HOUSING PROPOSAL During the legislative recess, the Right to Build Coalition will lead a robust education and awareness campaign in support of Governor Jerry Brown’s landmark reform proposal – “By-Right" Housing Proposal (also known as the Streamlining Affordable Housing Approvals 2016-17 Budget Trailer [...]

By | 2016-08-26T17:10:31+00:00 July 25th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments

YIMBY Lecture – Sightline Institute July 2016

Last month, Seattle mom, homeowner, and urbanist Sara Maxana gave a keynote address at the first national YIMBY conference, held in Boulder, Colorado. That’s “Yes In My Back Yard,” an invitation to build more homes—of more types and sizes and affordability levels—so that our cities can remain places of opportunity for many, rather than enclaves [...]

By | 2016-08-26T16:58:58+00:00 July 7th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments

San Diego Boosts Affordable Housing Incentives

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday approved a package of measures aimed at alleviating the city's acute shortage of affordable housing. The measures, which passed unanimously, include an increase to the "density bonus" available for projects with more housing reserved for low-income residents. Higher-density housing is more attractive for developers because they can make [...]

By | 2017-02-23T20:09:03+00:00 June 21st, 2016|In the News|0 Comments