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Addressing Homelessness in California: A Collaborative Research Series

As California‚Äôs homelessness crisis has continued to grow, so has the range and scale of efforts to address it. To understand these efforts in greater depth and inform their ongoing implementation, the…
Commentary and Analysis

Five Recent Trends in Homelessness in California

The number of people experiencing homelessness in California has grown steadily in recent years. On a given night in 2022, more than 171,000 people across the state slept in shelters, vehicles, tents,…
Commentary and Analysis

Achieving Housing Abundance Near Transit

Past housing and transportation policy have encouraged car-centric sprawl, reinforcing racial and social inequity and increasing greenhouse gas emissions. A new paper, published by the Terner Center and authored by Yonah Freemark…
Commentary and Analysis

HOPE Tool: Data and Dashboard for Understanding California’s Housing Crisis

Issi Romem, a Terner Affiliate and founder of MetroSight, has created a new online tool to easily access local, regional, and state socio-economic data for California. The Housing, Occupations, People and Economics…
Commentary and Analysis
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The Housing Potential for Land Owned by Faith-Based Organizations and Colleges

Senate Bill (SB) 4 is a California legislative proposal to allow and streamline affordable housing on land owned by faith-based organizations (FBOs) and non-profit institutions of higher education. New research by the…
Commentary and Analysis

Findings from the first five years of SB 35

Senate Bill 35 was passed by the California legislature in 2017 as part of a wave of new laws meant to boost housing production across the state. The law is designed to…
Commentary and Analysis
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