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After Oak Rose Affordable Housing Conflict, Another Could Lie Ahead


Even though Elk Grove's Oak Rose affordable housing conflict will soon be resolved, another one could be brewing in the Old Town-Historic Downtown neighborhood over an affordable senior citizen housing project.

Robocalls, Ringless Voicemails and AI: Real Estate Enters the Age of Automation


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.

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Image caption: Mark Oden was among the thousands of chronically homeless people helped by Sacramento Self-Help Housing prior to the organization’s failure.
The Collapse of Sacramento Self-Help Housing

A once-groundbreaking nonprofit working with chronically homeless people in California’s capital closed and filed for bankruptcy in 2023.

Image caption: Does California’s signature environmental law protect the state’s scenic beauty, or cause more problems than it solves?
CEQA: The Surprising Story of CA’s Key Environmental Law

The California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA, is both the state’s signature environmental legislation, and is also often named as the villain in the state’s housing shortage. But the story may not be that simple.

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Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency’s La Shelle Dozier on the role of policy, funding and public perception of affordable housing

By Keyshawn Davis In 1982, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency was formed by the city and county as a joint powers authority. These local governments...

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Community organizer Hazel Watson on the power of relationship-building as a pathway to stronger communities

By Hannah Ross Hazel Watson has over seven years of experience networking and advocating on important issues within the Sacramento community from housing and homelessness...

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Silicon Valley Billionaires vs. Bay Area’s Housing Crisis?

In NYT‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Farmers Had What the Billionaires Wanted,‚ÄĚ we meet a man who wants to build a city in the middle of nowhere, and folks who are slowing him down.

Image caption: As residents continue to exit California, the state’s political power at the national level is at risk.
California Exodus, Housing and the State's Political Future

The California housing crisis is not only weakening the state politically at the national level, it could shift the political balance in Washington, D.C., as Republican-led states add population while California’s exodus continues.

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Housing in the Capital: Cathy Creswell and Jordan Grimaldi on the intersectional benefits of investing in transit and active transportation

By Nick Brunner In a neighborhood called Mirasol Village, a new light rail stop was planned as part of a newly opened mixed-income housing center....

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The Paseos Coming to Carmichael

Carmichael Development to be 46-Home, All-Electric CommunityOriginal article published at Carmichael Times

Image caption: The roundabout joining Highway 12 and State Route 113 in Rio Vista, just south of the site for a proposed new city of 400,000 people.
Solano County May Get to Vote on New City in November

California Forever, the company behind a proposed new city in Solano County, will submit a ballot measure seeking an exemption from local laws to allow development on the massive project to proceed.

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Housing in the Capital: Urban Capital’s John Vignocchi and Vertical Pacific’s Katie Hanten on removing roadblocks for for-profit affordable housing developers

By Nick Brunner For a for-profit developer in Sacramento, from the different regulations they face to how they might not see a payday until a...


Owning homes is the primary way the middle class builds wealth, and an option no longer available to most Californians.
Is California’s Housing Crisis Making Inequality Worse?
California has some of the worst economic inequality in the United States. Is housing a cause? Could it be a cure?
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