One San Mateo’s Housing Ballot for the November 6, 2018 Election


In keeping with One San Mateo’s focus on advancing just, equitable, and across-the-board housing solutions, One San Mateo recommends the following choices on this election’s housing-related propositions.

Lawmakers propose new eviction protections


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.

Committee Hearing on AB 1506, the Repeal of Costa-Hawkins


It’s not too late to raise your voice in favor of AB1506, the California Assembly bill to repeal Costa-Hawkins. Also, consider ways to participate in tomorrow’s committee hearing and future discussions. It’s long past time to repeal this corrupt law. Now is our chance!

Growing homeless camps contrast with West Coast tech wealth


SEATTLE (AP) — Housing prices are soaring here thanks to the tech industry, but the boom comes with a consequence: A surge in homelessness marked by 400 unauthorized tent camps in parks, under bridges, on freeway medians and along busy sidewalks. The liberal city is trying to figure out what to do.

Affordable housing advocates should take part in these two California conversations


Affordable housing finance and development is a big topic in the State Capitol this year, and it is also a big topic for affordable housing advocates around the state. With state and federal funding for affordable housing continuing to be unpredictable and inadequate, robust housing solutions on the local level have proven to be the most productive.