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Policy Tag: Policy Analysis

The Cost to Build New Housing Keeps Rising: State Legislation Aiming to Reverse the Upwards Trend

The constraints on housing supply are a significant contributor to the current housing crisis. The median price for a home…

Bay Area Houses
Cost of Building

The ABCs of JPAs

Authors: Ben Metcalf, Managing Director, Terner Center Sarah Karlinsky, Senior Advisor, SPUR David Garcia, Policy Director, Terner Center   Read…

Regulations and Land Use

State Law, Local Interpretation: How Cities Are Implementing Senate Bill 9

Introduction Last year, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency (“HOME”) Act, otherwise known as Senate…

Regulations and Land Use

Biden Administration Steps Forward for Housing Supply

On May 16th, the White House released a plan to address the nation’s critical housing supply shortage. This plan—which included…

new housing construction
Regulations and Land Use

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

California’s Homekey Program: Unlocking Housing Opportunities for People Experiencing Homelessness

Authors: Carolina Reid Ryan Finnigan Shazia Manji Graduate Student Researchers: Hayden Rosenberg Sam Wilkinson   Read the full report here.…

Homelessness

After a Big 2021, Will California Deliver More Housing Wins in 2022? A Preview

During the first year of the current 2021-22 California legislative session, we saw the passage of several key housing bills…

Regulations and Land Use

Commercial Zoning Paper Series

Is there an alternative future for the strip mall? Has COVID-19 created an opportunity to adapt underutilized commercial and retail…

Regulations and Land Use

Single-Family Zoning Reform Highlights a Breakthrough in California Housing Policy

For the past several years, California lawmakers have proposed bold, sweeping, and controversial measures to address the state’s spiraling housing…

Regulations and Land Use

Creating a Stronger Housing Element: The Example of Los Angeles

In recent years, California has undertaken several unique strategies to better quantify housing needs at the local level and to…

Regulations and Land Use