California lawmakers are rolling out a series of new bills aimed at easing the state’s housing crisis by helping renters who face eviction.
Assembly Bill 2343 was introduced by Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and co-authored by state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley.
If passed, the bill would extend the period of time that tenants have to respond to eviction lawsuits so they can present a legitimate defense. It would also give them more time to pay their rent or comply with other contractual obligations in the lease.
Nestled in the brush against the Pilarcitos Creek, more than a dozen people have been residing in a homeless encampment behind a Half Moon Bay shopping center.
Burlingame officials concerned by a lack of local below-market housing options are interested in starting a conversation with residents about opportunities to lessen the pain brought by a lack of affordability.
The cost of living across Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is so high that more than a quarter of people in the region struggle to pay for food each month, according to a new food insecurity study by Second Harvest Food Bank.
LOS ANGELES — The nation’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities.