CaRLA News

We have shirts!

Long before CaRLA was on the scene, there was the Bay Area Renters' Federation. And then BARF got a shirt! And then they stopped printing them. And then CaRLA started printing them! And now, you can acquire one! They are locally sourced from Alliance Graphics, a union...

California’s Undocumented Homes

Santosh Kumar and his wife Shilpa were looking for home. Like many families in the Bay area, they were faced with the almost impossible challenge of finding a home that was both affordable and large enough for themselves and their parents. They found a modest...

SB 35 is working!

Los Altos is a wealthy suburban enclave in the Northwestern part of Santa Clara county. It has a population of just under 30,000 people and is comprised primarily of low-rise single family neighborhoods. A small portion of the city, Downton Los Altos, is zoned for...

SB 50: What cities are covered now?

Every city, at least somewhat. Recent amendments to SB 50 have put cities into 3 different categories: 1) Cities with population less than 50,000 in counties with population less than 600,000. 2) Cities with population more than 50,000 in counties with population less...

Read Our Annual Report for 2018

2018 was a big year for housing! Read our Annual Report to learn where CaRLA fit in: what we did, where we're going, and why we're recognized as the statewide expert on the Housing Accountability Act.

Case Spotlight: Berkeley

Case Spotlight: Berkeley

Today CaRLA has filed a lawsuit against the City of San Francisco to correct portions of its ADU ordinance that fail to comply with state requirements. Last summer, San Francisco updated its ADU ordinance in several ways that made it easier to develop ADUs in the...