Transit-oriented development

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...
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 --...
A rendering of Anchor Place in Long Beach, CA
Ryan Wiggins Headshot
04/14/2016
As a professional who has dedicated my career to stopping climate change, my reasons are straightforward – a healthy environment and a chance for future generations to live happy, prosperous lives...
Bianca Taylor Headshot
12/10/2015
As the Bay Area’s largest city and a booming tech hub, San Jose is no stranger to the pressures of rising rents, gridlock traffic, and pollution. That’s why it’s so exciting that the city will...
Photo credit: http://sfhousingnow.org/
10/06/2015
The future of the Bay Area depends on how well we can connect people to homes, jobs, and transit. Proposition A, an affordable housing bond on the San Francisco ballot this November, is critically...
Residents and neighbors at Berrellesa Palms in Martinez. Photo credit: Martinez Gazette.
Bianca Taylor Headshot
09/01/2015
It’s not breaking news that the Bay Area has quickly become one of the most expensive places to live in the United States. As the cost of rent increases, too many low-income families, people with...
More affordable housing is coming to Alameda, CA. Flickr: eric shoemaker
07/09/2015
On Tuesday, June 16, something unexpected happened in Alameda (the City). The City Council unanimously approved a 68-acre, truly mixed-use development at the former Naval Air Station at Alameda...

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