Affordable housing

Mayfair housing development rendering
05/17/2019
Yesterday, SB 50 was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee until 2020. It was all over the news. The Governor registered his disappointment (though he hadn’t endorsed the bill previously)....
Stuart with a farewell flowers and collage
04/01/2019
After 22 years amazing years at TransForm, I’ve got a touch of grey and a whole lot more to reflect on than fits in a blog post. We’ve had tremendous victories together, and if you click on them, you...
Sacramento Capitol Building
Joshua Stark Headshot
03/29/2019
Updated April 18, 2019 with several additional bills TransForm supports. If we have one word to sum up California’s new Governor and Legislature, it is “bold.” That shouldn’t surprise anyone. It’s...
Casa Arabella plan and construction, Fruitvale Transit Village
11/27/2018
By most measures, the Bay Area has the worst housing crisis in the country. For decades we have been severely under-building housing. Too much of what gets built, especially near public transit, is...
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...

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