Affordable housing

State capitol and bus
Joshua Stark Headshot
10/09/2018
With the end of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session comes the end of an era. Governor Brown, California’s longest serving and perhaps most influential governor ever, recently signed hundreds of bills...
sign saying "affordable housing now"
Pedro's headshot
09/19/2018
I work on affordable housing issues with the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California. But you don’t have to work on housing issues professionally to be concerned about the state’s...
summit conversation
Joshua Stark Headshot
07/09/2018
On June 26th, TransForm and our allies hosted our annual Transportation Equity Summit in Sacramento. This year’s summit was an invitation-only event, and it provided a unique and intimate space...
gavel and legislation
04/10/2018
Update: On April 17, SB 827 died in the Assembly Transportation and Housing committee. We expect new bills in the next legislative session will attempt to address the same issues, and we are hoping...
Housing near Caltrain - photo credit Mark Kahn
03/29/2018
Update: On April 9, 2018, Senator Wiener announced new amendments to SB 827 that address some of the concerns outlined in this post. See our follow-up post from April 10, SB 827 Moves in the Right...
Ann Cheng Headshot
03/26/2018
Last year we wrote about how TransForm has supported affordable housing statewide via successful advocacy for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program. Now, as we prepare to release...
Quetzal Gardens in San Jose
11/13/2017
In an attempt to address the housing crisis, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has proposed a goal of developing 25,000 new homes -- with at least 10,000 of these (or 40%) being affordable homes --...
Kailei Johnson with her three kids, Seth, Hannah, and Caleb.
Bianca Taylor Headshot
06/06/2017
Six months ago, Kailei Johnson was on the Internet when something caught her eye. It was an article about a new affordable housing development opening up near her in West Sacramento called West...
Jennifer West Headshot
03/03/2017
The 2016 Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program will improve the lives of thousands of low-income Californians – twenty-five future affordable housing developments...
Image: a woman waits for BART at Fruitvale station. Photo: Noah Berger
11/15/2016
The results of last week’s national elections are still sinking in. Trump’s inflammatory and offensive comments about people of color, women, immigrants, Muslims, and people with disabilities (to...

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