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Affordable Housing Virtual Conversation – April 8th at 11 am PST

Tomorrow (April 8th) at 11 am PST, Geek Estate is conducting a virtual discussion on affordable housing — facilitated by Matt Hoffman at HousingTech Ventures. It is a discussion, not a webinar…. so limited to 15-20 participants. If you are a founder/operator working on a solution in the space, we have a couple open slots. There is an agenda outline included below to give you a better sense of what will be covered. If interested in joining, please shoot me a note (drew at geekestatelabs dot ...
Tags: Radio, Rentals, Affordable Housing, Matt Hoffman, Agents and Brokers, PST Geek Estate, HousingTech Ventures


Construction in New York Limps Forward Despite Shutdown Order

The city is trying to enforce a stop-work order to keep workers safe. But there are exemptions, and many developers want one.
Tags: New York, News, Affordable Housing, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Manhattan (NYC, Condominiums, Building (Construction, Buildings Department (NYC, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


New York’s Millennial Homeowners and Where to Find Them

Bargains abound for first-time buyers, but few young people qualify for them. This is how and where they’re making it work.
Tags: New York, News, Mortgages, Millennial Generation, Ny, Cooperatives, Affordable Housing, Bronx (NYC, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Brooklyn (NYC, Real Estate Brokers, Upper West Side (Manhattan


Coronavirus: Newsom expected to announce eviction guidelines

Gov. Gavin Newsom was expected on Monday afternoon to announce new statewide guidelines on evictions in response to the coronavirus outbreak. On Friday, eight lawmakers penned a letter to Newsom urging him to take action to keep the state’s residents from being pushed out of their homes. “As this public health emergency escalates, California’s 17 million renters are at great risk of hardship both from the effects of the virus itself and efforts to control and mitigate its spread,” the group, whi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Real Estate, Politics, News, California, Housing, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Long Beach, Mlb, San Jose, Idris Elba


In Madrid, That Old Pub Is Now a Three-Bedroom Home

In a tight housing market, Spaniards are converting former shops into residences.
Tags: News, Architecture, Madrid, Affordable Housing, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Madrid (Spain


Nonprofit legal team fights back against evictions in L.A. County

With dozens of people crowding the second floor hallway of the Long Beach courthouse, attorney Matthis Chiroux made an announcement that rang from one end of the hall to the other. “Hello, my name is Matthis, and I am an attorney who represents tenants,” the wiry 36-year-old Alabama native said on Monday, Feb. 24. “If you are here today because you are a tenant being evicted by your landlord, I may be able to help you free of charge, if you are somebody who was granted a fee waiver by the court....
Tags: Lyft, California, Housing, Alabama, Georgia, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Long Beach, Homeless, Local News, Weir, Irs, Gavin Newsom, Affordable Housing, Parker




New legislation would slash impact fees for some California housing

Gov. Gavin Newsom has vowed to come up with a plan to boost homebuilding this year. “The status quo is simply unacceptable — we aren’t building enough housing,” he said during his State of the State address Feb. 19.  “ … It’s time for California to say yes to housing. We cannot wait.” But it turns out Californians will have to wait for details on how the governor will accomplish these goals. The plan is still being drafted. “I don’t think we have an etched-in-stone, here’s how we’d like to see t...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, Associated Press, Venice, Housing Crisis, Orange County


Presidential hopefuls pledge trillions of dollars, millions of homes to boost affordability

The long-running gap between California and nation home “affordability.” (Source: California Association of Realtors) Housing has long been an afterthought on the national political stage, but as skyrocketing housing costs and staggering homelessness have struck cities in California and across the country, the Democratic presidential contenders are finding the issue harder to ignore. Many of the 2020 White House hopefuls have rolled out sweeping and expensive plans to deal with the problem, w...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, Housing, La, White House, New York City, California News, Sport, Joe Biden, Palo Alto, Homelessness, Soccer, Levy, Warren






California Lawmakers: Eye Limits On Housing Project Fees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In their latest bid to combat California’s affordable housing crisis, state lawmakers on Monday announced a package of bills to limit development fees that can add tens of thousands of dollars to the price of a new home. However, local governments depend heavily on the fees, which typically are used to pay for schools, roads and parks. Lawmakers said they were discussing those needs but have not yet decided how the fees might be replaced. The fees are “vital to local go...
Tags: News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area, Affordable Housing, Concord, Assembly, FREMONT


How a broker went from homeless to building a $14M development

Lafayette, Louisiana-based broker Terrica Smith shares how surviving Hurricane Katrina led her to her calling — providing affordable housing.
Tags: Lifestyle, Homelessness, Radio, Agent, Lousiana, Affordable Housing, Lafayette Louisiana, Select, Opportunity Zones, Real Broker LLC, Agent Plus, Affordable Housing Development, Lafayette real estate market, Louisiana real estate market, Madeline Cove, Terrica Smith


Housing affordability projects helping seniors, too

With a parade of bulldozers lined up in the background, city, county, and nonprofit officials recently gathered for the groundbreaking of Crestview Terrace in the city of San Bernardino. On the former Waterman Gardens public housing site, the ceremony represented the beginning of the third phase of redevelopment in this neighborhood with a long history of community and safety challenges. In partnership with the county’s Housing Authority, National Community Renaissance will build 184 new family ...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Affordable Housing, San Bernardino, Ara Najarian, Gregory Bradbard, Hope Through Housing Foundation, Crestview Terrace, Waterman Gardens, Housing Authority National Community Renaissance, Valencia Vista, Olive Meadow


Prop. HHH projects in LA cost up to $700,000 a unit to house homeless. Here’s why

A third of the apartment units in the pipeline through Proposition HHH will each cost more than $546,000, the median sale price of a condominium in Los Angeles, according to a data analysis released by the city controller. The initial funds from the $1.2 billion bond measure to reduce homelessness are now all committed and it is uncertain if the program will reach its goal of 10,000 new permanent housing units. Prop. HHH’s jaw-dropping costs could dissuade taxpayers from supporting similar housi...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Vermont, Usc, Gavin Newsom, Affordable Housing, Newman, San Fernando Valley, City Controller s Office, Greenlee, Newsom


The Liberal Economists Behind the Wealth Tax Debate

Gabriel Zucman and Emmanuel Saez have crashed the Democratic primary with their idea — and angered some economists.
Tags: News, Income Tax, Income Inequality, Income, Affordable Housing, Gabriel Zucman, United States Economy, High Net Worth Individuals, Federal Taxes (US, Presidential Election of 2020, Emmanuel Saez


Why Does It Cost $750,000 to Build Affordable Housing in San Francisco?

As California’s governor vows to tackle the state’s homelessness crisis, housing ‘insanity’ stands in the way.
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Affordable Housing, Gavin, Newsom, Homeless Persons


California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State Speech: Highlights

Thursday: This year, the speech was focused on addressing homelessness. Also: President Trump visited the West.
Tags: News, California, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Affordable Housing, Gavin, Newsom, Homeless Persons


Watch it live: LA City Council District 12 Forum tonight

The race for the Northwest San Fernando Valley’s LA City Council seat winds its way to a West Hills school on Monday. LA City Councilman John Lee will face off with challengers Loraine Lundquist and Asaad Alnajjar in a forum that will be livestreamed on youtube. So, if you can’t make it to the campus of deToledo High School from 6 to 7:30 pm. Monday night, no worries. You can watch it live right here on your cell phone or on your computer screen: The forum, organized by deToledo High School, ...
Tags: Facebook, Elections, News, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Chatsworth, Local News, Lapd, Affordable Housing, Aliso Canyon, John Lee, LA City Council, West Hills, LA City, LA Daily News


As Homelessness Plagues Los Angeles, Success Comes for Veterans

In California’s biggest city, a nearly 400-acre campus with new housing represents one of the country’s most ambitious plans to address veteran homelessness.
Tags: News, California, Veterans, Affordable Housing, Bobby, McDonald, Veterans Affairs Department, Shriver, Robert A, Los Angeles (Calif, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Homeless Persons, Area Planning and Renewal


Zillow launches search tool to help connect Seattle’s homeless with affordable housing

Zillow partnered with the Seattle government as well as local nonprofit Housing Connector and its network to enable a more streamlined process for searching for affordable housing.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Homelessness, Radio, Agent, Seattle, Zillow, Affordable Housing, Zillow Group, News Brief, Jenny Durkan, Housing Connector


California’s Housing Crisis: How a Bureaucrat Pushed to Build

When California’s housing crisis slammed into a wealthy suburb, one public servant became a convert to a radically simple doctrine.
Tags: News, California, Income Inequality, Suburbs, Affordable Housing, Brown, Renting and Leasing (Real Estate, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, San Francisco (Calif, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif, Homeless Persons, Area Planning and Renewal, Edmund G Jr, Lafayette (Calif


A Luxury Apartment Rises in a Poor Neighborhood. What Happens Next?

Economists say rents would fall. Neighbors fear rents would rise. New research tries to find the answer.
Tags: News, Gentrification, Affordable Housing, Urban Areas, Renting and Leasing (Real Estate, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Building (Construction


Bloomberg Once Linked 2008 Crisis to End of Redlining Bias in Home Loans

The billionaire drew condemnation for his newly surfaced comments on redlining, in which banks discriminated against people of color seeking to borrow money to afford homes.
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Black People, Discrimination, Affordable Housing, Subprime Mortgage Crisis, Hispanic-Americans, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Presidential Election of 2020, Michael R


Nebraska attempts to stave off housing crisis with upzoning plan

As home values slowly creep up, Nebraska legislators are attempting to curtail a possible affordability crisis with three housing-related bills.
Tags: Oregon, Virginia, Regulations, Radio, Nebraska, Housing Crisis, Affordable Housing, Triplex, Markets & Economy, Select, Single-family Housing, Duplex, Upzoning, Multi-family Housing, Rezoning, Missing Middle Housing Act


Bloomberg Once Linked End of Redlining, a Biased Housing Practice, to 2008 Crisis

The billionaire drew condemnation for his newly surfaced comments on redlining, in which banks discriminated against people of color seeking to borrow money to afford homes.
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Black People, Discrimination, Affordable Housing, Subprime Mortgage Crisis, Hispanic-Americans, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Presidential Election of 2020, Michael R


48% of Californians can afford entry-level home vs. 71% nationwide, by this math

First-home house hunting in California was slightly more affordable late in 2019, according to one industry group. A California Association of Realtors’ measurement tracking finance conditions for a theoretical first-time homebuyer found 48% of households in the state could affordably purchase one in 2019’s fourth quarter, same as the previous quarter and up from 46% a year ago. The association measures buying conditions for a hypothetical first-time house hunter with an index that assumes more ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Senate, US, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Riverside County, Bay Area, Southern California, Affordable Housing, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Newsom


43% in Los Angeles County can afford entry-level home vs. 71% nationwide, by this math

First-home house hunting in California was slightly more affordable late in 2019, according to one industry group. A California Association of Realtors’ measurement tracking finance conditions for a theoretical first-time homebuyer found 48% of households in the state could affordably purchase one in 2019’s fourth quarter, same as the previous quarter and up from 46% a year ago. The association measures buying conditions for a hypothetical first-time house hunter with an index that assumes more ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Senate, US, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Riverside County, Bay Area, Southern California, Affordable Housing, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Newsom


LA-OC home prices appreciate faster than US, by this math

Home-price gains in Los Angeles and Orange counties topped the national pace in November for the first time in 13 months, by one often-quoted index. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 2.6% in November from a year ago, up from a 2.2% annual gain in October. Index was up 4.5% in the year ended November 2018. The L.A.-O.C. slice of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index was up 2.7% in November. last time it topped U.S. gains was in October 2018. U.S. homes are appreciating a...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, La, Senate, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Treasury, Federal Reserve, Orange, Tampa, Charlotte, Affordable Housing


Trump Budget Would Fray Social Safety Net

Proposals for cuts in food stamps, housing and education could exacerbate inequality in the United States.
Tags: News, Disabilities, Unemployment Insurance, Trump, Affordable Housing, Food Stamps, Disability Insurance, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Federal Budget (US, Federal Aid (US, Trump Budget Would Fray Social Safety Net