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Policy Category: Communities and Regions

2023 California Housing Legislative Round Up

On September 14th, the California Legislature wrapped up the first year of a two-year legislative session, with several dozen housing…

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Communities and Regions

Achieving Housing Abundance Near Transit

  This demonstrates how U.S. housing and transportation policy encouraged sprawling, car-dependent housing development that has reinforced social and racial…

Communities and Regions

The Perils and Promises of Redevelopment: Examining the Use of Tax Increment Financing in California Cities

As California cities face a growing backlog of infrastructure needs and a worsening housing affordability crisis, policymakers are looking for…

Communities and Regions

Reaffirming the Federal Commitment to Fair Housing: Lessons from California in Implementing AFFH

On January 19th, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a new proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing…

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Communities and Regions

Religious Tenets & Low-Income Tenants: Lessons Learned from Jordan Court

As part of our commitment to the education and professional development of UC Berkeley students, the Terner Center highlights exceptional…

Communities and Regions

In 2022, California Voters Will Vote Locally on Housing

Voters in California have become accustomed to voting on big-ticket housing-related measures in general elections. In 2018, Californians voted to…

Communities and Regions

An Uneven Housing Safety Net: Disparities in the Disbursement of Emergency Rental Assistance and the Role of Local Institutional Capacity

Read the full paper here. Authors: Elizabeth Kneebone, Research Director Quinn Underriner, Data Scientist

Communities and Regions

The Landscape of Middle-Income Housing Affordability in California

Authors: David Garcia, Policy Director Shazia Manji, Research Assistant Quinn Underriner, Data Scientist Carolina Reid, Faculty Research Advisor   Read…

Communities and Regions

Struggling to Live in the Communities They Serve: How Housing Affordability Impacts School Employees in California

The combination of stagnant incomes and California’s continually rising housing costs weighs heavily on public school employees across the state.…

Communities and Regions

Evaluating California’s Changing Demographics in Light of New 2020 Census Data Methods

The decennial Census, the one moment every 10 years that we get an updated picture of everyone who lives in…

Communities and Regions