Monterey County Local News: Housing


All Local Housing News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

02/13/2024
As agents hunt for business in Southern California's slow real estate market, some are trying out new ways of tracking down leads. Others are quitting the industry.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

02/07/2024
California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta announced consumer tools to help tenants and landlords understand how much rent can rise under a state law.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

02/06/2024
The term “unsubsidized 100% affordable project” was once an oxymoron. Under Mayor Karen Bass, Los Angeles is now approving them by the hundreds.

California Local Pin Marker From California Healthline...

02/05/2024
States are plowing billions of dollars into a high-stakes health care experiment that’s exploding around the country: using scarce public health insurance money to provide housing for the poorest and sickest Americans.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

01/24/2024
On Jan. 31, dozens of cities and counties are expected to convert thousands of suburban-style tracts into apartment-ready parcels. Will the state hold them to it?

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

01/18/2024
State officials hope a lottery and an emphasis on first-generation homebuyers will make California’s most generous down payment assistance program more equitable.

Monterey County Weekly logo From Monterey County Weekly...

01/17/2024
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For more than 10 years, the county has been working to create new regulations around short-term rentals in places visitors desire. So far nothing has stuck.

Monterey County Weekly logo From Monterey County Weekly...

01/10/2024
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The state of California and five cities are working to save hundreds of Homekey apartments from foreclosure, due to a developer alleged to have taken on improper third-party loans on seven properties.

California Local Pin Marker From Sacramento Bee...

01/04/2024
California state law dictates that property owners are responsible for repairing damaged sidewalks. In Sacramento, this has left some owners facing bills of thousands of dollars or tax assessments from the city.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/31/2023
New law is meant to help nursing home residents understand the reasons for their discharge, and inform them of their rights to appeal.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/25/2023
María Vela’s family has lived in East L.A. nearly 30 years, but new owners of her duplex asked her family to vacate by Christmas. Most evictions are due to nonpayment of rent, but owner move-ins also cause family displacement.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/19/2023
Federal funding for domestic violence shelters and housing programs is declining. Advocates want the state to step in, but with a record projected deficit new spending is unlikely.

California Local Pin Marker From LAist...

12/14/2023
Federal judge David O. Carter has declined to dismiss a lawsuit that could force the Veterans Administration to house veterans experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles area. Carter’s 41-page ruling could pave the way for a trial in mid-2024.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

12/11/2023
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust recently paid almost $10 million for a 1.86-acre site formerly used for oil drilling. It could be converted into a community center, park and affordable housing.

California Local Pin Marker From SFGate...

12/08/2023
A coyote recently was found at the $27 million Russian Hill home of AI mogul Sam Altman. This relates to a study, which found that coyote sightings were more frequent in higher-income areas of San Francisco.

California Local Pin Marker From Sacramento Bee...

12/07/2023
Even though California is facing a crippling housing shortage, one potential source remains untapped. The state allows thousands of apartments used for part of the year by farmworkers to otherwise sit vacant for three to six months.

California Local Pin Marker From Sacramento Bee...

12/06/2023
California energy regulators are considering requiring homeowners to replace broken air-conditioning systems with heat pumps or HVAC systems that are more energy efficient. The change would go into effect in 2026.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

11/27/2023
A 2021 state law has radically changed the housing equation in San Diego. Advocates, developers, and policymakers are split on whether it should be exported to other jurisdictions.

California Local Pin Marker From Voices of Monterey Bay...

11/22/2023
I’m part of a band of humans who call themselves nomads, except I’m a part-time digital nomad. The “part-time” is because I still have a house — a sticks-and-bricks, as the nomads call it.

California Local Pin Marker From Santa Cruz Sentinel...

11/16/2023
In the wake of approximately 24 families facing evictions from a Pajaro apartment complex as the property's owners prepare to work through violations cited by Monterey County, Watsonville-based nonprofit Community Bridges has intervened to assist those families.
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