News Roundup - March 3
By Ned Resnikoff on March 3, 2022
- The Department of Housing and Community Development has issued its statewide housing plan.
- What we know so far about the governor's proposal to "require counties to provide comprehensive treatment to those suffering from debilitating psychosis — and risk sanctions if they don’t."
- Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) has unveiled a $531 billion federal housing bill that would, among other things, take Homekey national.
- Why more than 800 units of permanent supportive housing in San Francisco are currently sitting vacant.
- A set of four townhomes in Oakland that were designated for homeless people are also vacant.
- An audit of Prop HHH spending in Los Angeles finds a high per-unit development cost for building permanent supportive housing. (But, as I noted on Twitter, that seems to be because it's expensive to build any housing in Los Angeles.)
- The state has rejected Los Angeles's housing plan, saying the city must plan for 250,000 additional units.
- The state has issued the first round of encampment resolution grants to counties and municipalities.
- Why eliminating single family zoning might not automatically lead to a lot more housing.
- CalMatters's Manuela Tobias on the challenges in tracking and evaluating the state's response to homelessness.
- It's illegal to build multi-family housing on almost 80% of the residentially zoned land in greater Los Angeles.
- Watch Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) talk about zoning reform and social housing.
- Unleash the duplex!
- Lastly, a must-listen introduction to homelessness policy from our friends at UCLA Housing Voice.