Tag Archives: Affordable housing

The “nexus” between market-rate and affordable housing

Today we submit for your consideration the following heresy: The market-rate residential developments approved or proposed for Alameda aren’t going to solve the problem of the shortage of affordable housing in the City.  In fact, if anything, they’re going to … Continue reading

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Delay of gain

Typically, residential development projects have been sold to skeptics in Alameda by emphasizing the “public benefits” they provide. For those who aren’t persuaded that the City needs more housing for the affluent (the pitch goes), just look at what else … Continue reading

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SB 35: no help for Alameda

SB 35, one of the slew of housing bills recently signed by Governor Brown, has been touted as making it easier for private developers to get approval for projects that include affordable housing. Maybe so.  But is it likely that … Continue reading

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A design for affordable housing

Here in Alameda, there are two ways to talk about the issue of affordable housing.

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The rest of the housing report

Assistant Community Development Director Andrew Thomas didn’t get a chance to present his annual Housing Element report orally to Council last Tuesday – the item was placed on the consent calendar. And that’s a shame, because there was a lot … Continue reading

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Affordable housing: a better way

Our regular readers of a certain age may remember the fund-raising campaign years ago in which television star Sally Struthers (Gloria in “All in the Family”) looked imploringly into the camera and asked, “Are you willing to spend 70 cents … Continue reading

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The “right” to market-rate housing

For those of us who believe that the affordable housing shortage ought to be addressed by enabling developers to build housing within the means of low- to middle-income households rather than by promoting the proliferation of projects catering to the … Continue reading

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