(printable version) CaRLA is a non-profit housing organization that uses legal advocacy and education to hold cities accountable and get housing built. CaRLA proactively monitors city council and planning commission agendas across the state and also has an intake...
Visual representation of how RPV feels about the California housing crisis.Dubbed as Southern California’s “hidden, rural, and coastal gem,” Rancho Palos Verdes is a great place to live. Filled with great beaches, amazing golf courses, and beautiful horses, it is...
In a 6-to-1 vote on Tuesday night, the Huntington Beach City Council finally approved the 48 zoning-compliant condominiums we've been fighting over for nearly two years. All it took was a lawsuit, a trial court decision, a reversal of the decision, six appeals by the...
CaRLA is excited to announce Courtney Welch has joined the CaRLA team in our newly created position of Director of Planning & Investigation. She brings a wealth of experience in housing advocacy and practice, and has already hit the ground running in her role to...
Snapshot of the State of Housing Pandemic Edition by Khang Tran March 2022Slow down a bit... Ever wondered how the housing market shifted during COVID? Real estate firms such as Zillow and CoreLogic had both predicted that home prices would fall. Nope, quite the...
2022 Housing Roundup Non-Lawyer Edition by Khang Tran & Greg MagofñaJanuary 2022Living in California has no doubt exposed you to two things: ridiculous prices and even more ridiculous housing prices. Below is a chart from the National Low Income Housing Coalition...
On Friday, December 17, 2021, we were lucky enough to host our first gala since the onset of the pandemic. We loved seeing so many familiar faces (some behind masks, but) all beyond the screen! Thank you to all of our vaccinated attendees, and for those who didn't...
CaRLA is both happy and sad to announce the end of the year departure of our Director of Operations Victoria Fierce. As a three-person nonprofit, CaRLA is a close knit team and Victoria’s departure at the end of December brings both sadness at the loss of a colleague...
CaRLA is happy to announce another fresh victory in a string of significant rulings in favor of housing. If you haven’t been following the Huntington Beach saga, it is finally coming to an end, and the series finale has a surprising conclusion. We were very unhappy...
Oakland, CA — The California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund (CaRLA) is pleased to announce a precedent-setting victory in the fight for more housing and a more equitable California. In a much anticipated decision released Friday afternoon, the California...
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CaRLA in the News
Golden Skate closing at end of month to make way for new townhomes
DanvilleSanRamon.com, Jul 14, 2022
With more enforcement power than ever, state relies on activists to enforce duplex law
CalMatters, Apr 22, 2022
Duplex housing law met with fierce resistance by California cities
CalMatters, Apr 11, 2022
California’s Attorney General Says Pasadena Is Violating State Housing Law
LAist, Mar 17, 2002
How some Bay Area cities are working to undermine state’s new SB 9 housing law
San Francisco Business Times, Mar 14, 2022
Why cities in San Mateo County are planning for new levels of growth
San Mateo Daily Journal, Feb 22, 2022
San Carlos Senate Bill 9 ordinance challenged
The Daily Journal, Feb 8, 2022
Condo plans return before San Mateo City Council after costly lawsuit
San Mateo Daily Journal, Feb 7, 2022
As new Bay Area SB9 housing applications grow, so does rift between suburbs, developers
Mercury News, Feb 6, 2022
Berkeley City Council allegedly violates state ADU law
Daily Californian, Feb 3, 2022
San Mateo won’t appeal housing ruling
San Mateo Daily Journal, Oct 14, 2021
This San Mateo legal ruling has big implications for California’s housing crisis
Mercury News, Sept 14, 2021
San Mateo loses ruling on housing
San Mateo Daily Journal, Sept 14, 2021
Will Legislature confront California housing crisis?
CalMatters, Aug 22, 20121
A simple home renovation, a slur and a federal case in Los Altos
Mercury News, Jan 17, 2021
Los Altos: Five-story downtown development officially moves forward after year-long legal battle
Mercury News, Sep 10, 2020
Bay Area City Delays OK for Apartment Project That Sparked a Housing War
Courthouse News Service, Aug 11, 2020
The apartment proposal that sparked Lafayette’s housing war is back. Can it win approval?
San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 5, 2020
Housing fight rages on in Los Altos, as city appeals YIMBY legal victory
Mercury News, July 8, 2020