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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

Millennials Look to the Suburbs, Not Cities, for First Homes

Like any good developer, Kyle Zeppelin sensed a trend, noticed undervalued property, and made his move. A Denver developer who grew up with the family business (and currently partners with his father, Mickey), Zeppelin wasn’t blind to the demographic trends reshaping cities and urban areas across the country: families wanting to live downtown, and young [...]

By | 2016-08-26T16:56:16+00:00 June 21st, 2016|In the News|0 Comments

Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda

What is the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda? BACKGROUND In September 2014, Mayor Murray and the City Council gathered leaders in our community to help develop a bold agenda for increasing the affordability of housing in our city by convening a Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee. The 28-member Committee included renters and [...]

By | 2016-08-26T16:51:18+00:00 April 18th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments

More Moving Out Than Into San Diego County

San Diego County had a tough time keeping its residents — and attracting new ones — last year, according to updated population data being released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the latest estimates based on data from July 2014 to July 2015, about 9,370 more San Diego County residents packed up and [...]

By | 2016-08-26T05:34:29+00:00 March 24th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments

How California Should Fight Poverty: Add Housing Stock

Three new studies commissioned by Next 10 a San Francisco think tank that focuses on quality of life in California make a powerful case that extreme housing costs threaten to make much of the state like Malibu and Santa Barbara, where only the wealthy can afford to live and most of the workers who support them have long commutes from cheaper inland areas. [...]

By | 2016-08-26T05:50:31+00:00 March 16th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments

Middle Class Housing Crisis

Debate about California’s housing crisis typically revolves around low-income households. The rule of thumb is that people shouldn’t spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. But more than 90 percent of California families earning less than $35,000 per year spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. This isn’t new; [...]

By | 2016-08-26T05:53:14+00:00 January 23rd, 2016|In the News|0 Comments