San Benito County Local News: Housing


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

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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.

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12/04/2023
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State program has run so low on money that applications have been delayed for two years or more.

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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.

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11/24/2023
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Affordable housing advocates got a boost in the speaker’s new legislative lineup.

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11/20/2023
Image for display with article titled Over the Eviction Cliff: End of Pandemic Ban Sends Landlords on Binge of Kicking Out Tenants

A year after COVID-era eviction ban ended, renters face losing their homes at soaring rates.

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11/14/2023
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Hollywood hotel receives more than twice what it would for renting rooms to city of Los Angeles rather than long-term tenants

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11/06/2023
Redfin data shows that tens of thousands of more people look to leave California than buy homes in the Golden State. There’s an exception, however: the Sacramento region, which remains one of the hottest homebuying markets in the country.

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10/23/2023
The Hollister Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a proposal for a condominium project from Bebek Development, a San Juan Capistrano-based company, at its Oct. 26 meeting.

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10/18/2023
Tiny homes are increasingly California cities’ shelter option of choice — but how far they go in solving homelessness is a contentious question.

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10/12/2023
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed multiple housing bills aimed at tackling the state’s lack of affordable housing and making it easier for tenants to rent a home in the first place.

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10/07/2023
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Despite previous statements, the housing department now says not everyone who applied for rental assistance will get it.

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10/05/2023
The CPUC is considering a rule that would gut the payments that solar panels on apartment buildings receive, and many housing groups are blazing mad about it.

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09/29/2023
The Hollister Planning Commission approved an extension for a tentative map, conditional use permit, and site and architectural review for a subdivision of 14 townhomes near R.O Hardin Elementary School.

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09/22/2023
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Insurance commissioner proposes his own plan after legislature punts on fixing crisis

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09/21/2023
The City Council agreed to send the 2023-2031 Housing Element and Fair Housing Analysis, which requires the city to plan for a minimum of 88 housing units over eight years, despite reservations.

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09/18/2023
A patchwork of bills are giving housing developers and local governments more options to reduce red tape for housing projects.

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09/15/2023
The Planning Commission voted to forward a draft of the 2023-2031 Housing Element and Fair Housing Analysis to the San Juan Bautista City Council before submitting it to the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

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09/14/2023
Three changes were approved: terminating the Housing Advisory Committee; adding a requirement to build affordable units within 10 miles of an incorporated city; updating the 20% requirement for off-site rental units among very low, low and moderate income designations.

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09/13/2023
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The San Benito County Board of Supervisors approved amendments to the county’s affordable housing ordinance, which include a requirement for future developments within 10 miles of a city to offer affordable units.

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09/08/2023
Image for display with article titled Gilroy Outlines Goals of Certified Housing Plan

With state officials approving Gilroy’s eight-year housing plan, the city can start implementing the programs that were adopted by the City Council in May.

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