News Roundup - March 24
BHHI IN THE NEWS
- BHHI has a new paper out on mortality among people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco during the COVID-19 pandemic. It finds that deaths among homeless people more than doubled, driven primarily by overdoses instead of COVID-19 infection.
- Here is a San Francisco Chronicle writeup of BHHI's research.
- BHHI also published a new report on vehicular homelessness in Oakland this week. Here is my blog post summarizing key findings.
- BHHI Director Margot Kushel, MD was quoted in this Los Angeles Times piece on the governor's CARE Court proposal.
GENERAL HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING NEWS
- A grim report from the National Association of Realtors Research Group finds the wealth gains of homeownership are increasingly flowing to the rich more than to anyone else.
- "Even in a swath of the East Bay with some of the nation’s strongest protections for renters, there’s no escaping the turmoil redrawing the map of where people can afford to live."
- A great interview about "how hyper-local democracy can produce warped land-use outcomes."
- The Terner Center has a must-read report out on lessons learned from Project Homekey.
- The Los Angeles Times editorializes against Article 34.
- Emeryville city council member Courtney Welch says "every city is going to have to step up and do its part" to build more homes.
- San Mateo County may be on the verge of reaching its target of "functional zero" homelessness.
- The State Auditor's Office has published a report on how the state can make more publicly owned land available to build affordable housing.
- Republicans in the California legislature have released their framework for the state's response to homelessness.
- The Black-white homeownership gap in San Francisco is nearly 25 percent.
- In San Diego, even tenants with housing vouchers are getting buried by rent increases.
- The authors of the new (and aptly named) book Homelessness is a Housing Problem have done two interviews that are very much worth your time: one with the Seattle Times and another with the Sightline Institute.