Exclusivity is a luxury amenity

The Fair Housing Act turned 50 last year, and the community of housing scholars and activists continue to reflect on the progress not made since segregation because officially illegal. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development recently held a symposium on the...

Emergency Criteria for SB 330

*** Non-partisan legislative analysis *** One of the housing bills being considered this year is SB 330. This is an interesting bill because parts of it attempt to reduce local control over building and permitting in cities that have demonstrated their inability to...

What’s happening in Lafayette?

Way back in 2015 we filed a lawsuit against Lafayette, CA in an effort to compel the city to allow O’Brien Homes to build 315 apartments. 4 years later, O’Brien is on the path to building these apartments, but Lafayette neighbors are still fighting....

Breaking Down Barriers to Granny Flats

In 2016 and 2017, California passed a series of laws aimed at encouraging the development of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) statewide. These laws led to a surge in ADU permit applications in some cities, but it is clear now that some cities are still lagging behind...