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California Has The 12th Highest Income Limit For Affordable Housing In The U.S.

As the U.S. begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and work towards economic recovery, one of the major economic issues to watch in the months and years ahead is housing. The pandemic has in some ways increased economic inequality, and trends in housing show it. Many high earners are using favorable mortgage interest rates […]

Californian Destination States See Home Prices Skyrocket

Californian Destination States See Home Prices Skyrocket

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square  (The Center Square) – A popular gripe about Californians moving into nearby states is they bring their politics with them. The newest complaint could be they’re bringing high home prices as well. Property data provider CoreLogic released its monthly Home Price Index on Tuesday, reflecting May values. It showed home […]

County of Ventura approves $3.65 million in additional funding for Farmworker Household Assistance Program

County of Ventura approves $3.65 million in additional funding for Farmworker Household Assistance Program

Editor’s note: The county allegedly received this grant then shopped it to United Farmworkers to administer it with no oversight.  County of Ventura approves $3.65 million in additional funding for Farmworker Household Assistance Program to help farmworkers struggling from ongoing impacts of COVID-19 Ventura, CA – Today, the Board of Supervisors approved an additional $3.65 […]

The Finest Trick of the Developer is to Persuade You That Free Markets Should Not Exist

The Finest Trick of the Developer is to Persuade You That Free Markets Should Not Exist

COLUMN by Joel Schlosberg New York City Council candidate Alexa Aviles asserts that “the free market will never provide decent housing for all, and we should stop pretending otherwise” (“The Free Market Will Never Provide Decent Housing for All,” The Indypendent, April 2). Who’s pretending? Aviles doesn’t outright claim that the current housing market is […]

City of Oxnard Covid-19 Rental Assistance Program

City of Oxnard Covid-19 Rental Assistance Program

The City of Oxnard is offering its residents the opportunity to apply for Covid-19 rental assistance. All residents who receive less than 50% of area median income are encouraged to apply. Program qualifications and applications are available on the City’s website at www.oxnard.org/city-department/housing. The deadline for applications is January 25, 2021. Residents who need assistance are encouraged […]

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 […]

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