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Walters: Will California Politicians Really Address Housing Crisis or Settle for Tokenism?

Walters: Will California Politicians Really Address Housing Crisis or Settle for Tokenism?

    By Stephen Frank Los Angeles is looking at creating a new tax on homes—an “affordable housing tax”.  The cost will be $1100 a year.  Does that sound like the city is trying to make housing affordable?  San Fran demands that large housing projects be put to a vote for the whole city—does that […]

California Ages—People Keep Homes Till They Die

California Ages—People Keep Homes Till They Die

    By Stephen Frank Prop. 13 makes it easy for the elderly to keep their homes.  Most elderly have paid off their homes, so the stable, predictable property taxes mandated under Prop. 13 makes it cheaper to keep the long time home rather than sell and rent or move into a residential home.  At […]

Three New Board Members Join Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

Three New Board Members Join Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

The Mythical Housing Affordability Crisis

The Mythical Housing Affordability Crisis

Prop. 13 Protects Against the Yo-Yo Effect

Prop. 13 Protects Against the Yo-Yo Effect

Viewpoint By Jon Coupal . Even for those who aren’t in the market, it’s hard to ignore all the news about rising home prices. According to the California Association of Realtors, median home prices are up nearly 30 percent over just the last year. California has not seen this big of a one year increase […]