Terner Blog: No Limits

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Looking to Commercially Zoned Land for Housing in California California’s major metro areas have a significant amount of prime land used for commercial purposes and in many cases local land use restrictions prevent that land from being considered for new housing, a new analysis from the Terner Center ...
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Housing on the Ballot: How Californians Voted on Key Measures in 2020 With the November 2020 election—one of the most consequential in recent memory—wrapping up, our blog post published today offers an overview of the results of the many housing-related propo...
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Improving Impact Fees in California: Rethinking the Nexus Studies Requirements Fees charged by cities on new housing development are critical to paying for the infrastructure and services that cities provide. As the Terner Center has documented in previous 
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Policy Changes Could Unlock Significant New Housing Potential for Faith-Based Organizations Faith-based organizations such as churches, synagogues, and mosques can play an important role in addressing California’s housing shortfall by leveraging underutilized land that they own. A new policy brief from the Terner Center, titled 
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The Ongoing Housing Crisis: California Renters Still Struggle to Pay Rent Even As Counties Re-Open Our analysis of newly-released Census data offers a sobering picture of the nation’s ongoing housing crisis (see our interactive map for details on each state), with a...
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2020 California Legislative Year in Review The California legislative year ended in dramatic fashion, with a flurry of last-second votes and missed deadlines capping off the pandemic-shortened session. With the exception of an important bill extending tenant eviction protections, nearly all of the high-profile polici...
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