Affordable housing

"Vote like a TransFormer" with icons for a bus, a house, a pedestrian, and a bike.
10/06/2020
With so much attention focused on November 3rd’s momentous presidential election, it’s easy to forget the many other important issues on the ballot. As usual, there are some very important decisions...
Residents and project team members sitting around a table and talking
09/30/2020
At TransForm, we understand the importance of authentic community engagement that amplifies community voices — particularly in communities that are often overlooked or ignored — in decision-making...
McEvoy Dupont Apartments rendering
04/23/2020
Affordable housing and accessible, equitable transportation options are at the heart of so many crises that our communities face across the region and state. That’s as true as ever during the era of...
Empty capitol - by Amy the Nurse on Flickr
Joshua Stark Headshot
11/12/2019
Our housing crisis has been a crisis for years now, but 2019 was the first year we saw anything approaching the level of activity in the capitol needed to address it. This is a big shift in the right...
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...

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