CaRLA News

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

1310 Haskell St. One of our earlier cases was 1310 Haskell St, Berkeley, CA. Here, Cristian wanted to replace one single family mansion in a low-rise South Berkeley neighborhood with three working class homes, each selling for less than $800,000. The alternative was...