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Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Housing in Commercial Zoning

Santa Paula: Planning Commission Approves Housing in Commercial Zoning

By Sheryl Hamlin In 2017, Governor Brown signed housing legislation that intended to increase housing supplies through reduced zoning restrictions and less regulatory interference in the pursuit of new housing. To read the state’s summary of the 2017 legislation, click here. In December 2019, Santa Paula hosted a council Study Session on Housing inviting many […]

County of Ventura – Housing Element Update Virtual Meeting

County of Ventura – Housing Element Update Virtual Meeting

There will be a virtual community meeting on Ventura County housing on August 26, 2020 at 5 p.m.       County of Ventura Get CitizensJournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing. –  DONATE

Surge In Number of Americans Moving In With Older Family Members Amid Pandemic: Fed Study

Surge In Number of Americans Moving In With Older Family Members Amid Pandemic: Fed Study

BY TOM OZIMEK Researchers at the Federal Reserve have noted a surge in the number of Americans moving in with older family members during the pandemic, with the shift impacting certain demographics more sharply than others. “The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the living arrangements of millions of Americans,” said Daniel Garcia and Andrew Paciorek, authors of […]

POLITICS | Gavin Newsom Says Doctors Should Write Prescriptions For Housing

POLITICS | Gavin Newsom Says Doctors Should Write Prescriptions For Housing

OLIVIA RONDEAU CONTRIBUTOR   Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that medical doctors should be able to prescribe housing in the same way they prescribe medication to sick people Wednesday during his 2020 State of the State Address. “Health care and housing can no longer be divorced. After all, what’s more fundamental to a person’s […]

Thousand Oaks City Council hears regional housing plan

Thousand Oaks City Council hears regional housing plan

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—City Council members received a draft of 2020-2024 Regional Housing Plan (RHP) developed by the City of Thousand Oaks, the County of Ventura and nine other county cities in collaboration with Cloudburst Consulting. The federal government requires each city that receives funding for programs from the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

“Density Ideology” will destroy California

“Density Ideology” will destroy California

    By Edward Ring If you’re searching for an organizing principle that unites the Left, density ideology should be at or near the top of your list. Far from being a sideshow, density ideology is behind the leftist drive to cram America’s rising population into the footprint of existing cities. It fulfills the agenda of […]

Some Landlords Say Goodbye to California

Some Landlords Say Goodbye to California

BY CHRIS KARR Multiple new laws went into effect in the past month in California that are meant to protect tenants. But some landlords say the state has become too restrictive for them, and they’re taking their business elsewhere.  “The rules are getting harder and harder here to comply with, and our long-term prospects are looking worse and […]

California Lost More Than 200,000 People to Other States in 2019: Report

California Lost More Than 200,000 People to Other States in 2019: Report

BY JACK PHILLIPS California lost more than 200,000 people to other states and 180,000 people left New York state to live in other parts of the United States in 2019, according to new Census figures. “Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia lost population through net domestic migration between 2018 and 2019, six of which had losses over […]

CAUSE Issues report on Housing Crisis 805

CAUSE Issues report on Housing Crisis 805

Here is the release of new research report: Housing Crisis 805.  CAUSE surveyed nearly 600 local renters, focusing on working-class and immigrant families on the front lines of our housing crisis.  This report combines the lived experiences of local renters with data from the Census, local governments, and online real estate databases. In the past […]

If You Let Them, They Will Build

If You Let Them, They Will Build

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Developers want to develop.  Cities like Oakland need housing and yet California has a massive housing shortage, an affordable housing shortage and worse.  How bad is it?  The State passed a bill allowing you to put a “granny flat” in your backyard. “California’s housing crisis, particularly in the Bay […]

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