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This new bill could help California's small businesses become their own landlords

July 2, 2021

Since the creation of Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts in 2014, California’s definition of “infrastructure” has broadened to include things like climate change solutions, child care and affordable housing. A bill signed this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom will further broaden it to include financing for...

Viewpoint: How to turn parking lots into housing — across California

June 18, 2021

With the California Legislature stalemated for years over the best strategy to meet our state’s critical housing needs, it clearly is time for a new approach — one that finds common ground among housing advocates, community/neighborhood groups, labor, and the housing development industry. It is...

A sneak attack on rent control and affordable housing in Sacramento

June 4, 2021

Little-noticed state bill would allow local government agencies to overturn ballot initiatives that protect renters or limit bad development.

By JOHN ELBERLING

A little-noticed bill now pending in the California State Legislature, AB 1322 (Robert Rivas, D-Hollister), would allow all county supervisors and city...

BAFCA Letter Regarding Senate Bill 9 - Oppose Unless Amended, Request to Add Protections to “Communities of Concern” and Affordability Requirements

June 7, 2021

June 4, 2021


Honorable Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry, Chair
Assembly Local Government Committee
1020 N Street, Room 157
Sacramento, California 95814


RE: Senate Bill 9 – Oppose Unless Amended, Request to Add Protections to “Communities of Concern” and
Affordability Requirements


Dear Chair Aguiar-Curry,


The now-pending Senate...

NEWS: Amid Budget Presentation, New Poll Shows Strong Disapproval of State's Handling of Homelessness and Affordability

May 14, 2021

98% of voters identify homelessness as a serious crisis in the Golden State

 

For Immediate Release

Build Affordable Faster California

May 14, 2021

Contact: Anna Bahr, annab@todco.org

 

SACRAMENTO -- On the heels of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $12 billion plan to confront the homelessness crisis, a...

NEWS: POLL SHOWS STRONG MAJORITY SUPPORT TAX ON CALIFORNIA MILLIONAIRES

March 23, 2021

Sweeping 70 percent of voters support new taxes that would reduce inequality in the Golden State

Wednesday, March 23, 2020

Contact: Anna Bahr, annab@todco.org

SACRAMENTO -- Assemblymember Miguel Santiago today presented a new bill in the state capital that would create a new tax...

NEWS: NEW POLL SHOWS STRONG MAJORITY SUPPORT WEALTH TAX ON RICHEST CALIFORNIANS

March 15, 2021

69 percent of voters support new taxes that would reduce inequality in the Golden State

BUILD AFFORDABLE FASTER CALIFORNIA

Monday, March 15, 2020

Contact: Anna Bahr, annab@todco.org

 

SACRAMENTO -- Assemblymember Alex Lee today introduced a new bill in the state capital that would...

STATEMENT: 61% OF CA VOTERS BACK COMMON-GROUND HOUSING LEGISLATION FOR MILLIONS OF NEW HOMES

March 11, 2021

Build Affordable Faster California, one of the Bay Area’s most prominent progressive advocacy and  action groups, fights forSB-6 

March 11, 2021 

Contact: annab@todco.org 

Ahead of this morning’s Senate Governance and Finance Committee hearing of Senate Bill 6 -the  Neighborhood Homes Act -- Build Affordable...

State Deal on Evictions Out of Touch with Voter Needs; Poll Shows Majority of Californians Support Moratorium Through End of Pandemic

January 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO -- On the heels of Sacramento extending the statewide eviction moratorium through June, a new poll from Build Affordable Faster California (BAFCA) shows that only a small minority of California voters support such a stopgap solution to the impending surge in housing displacement.

The vast...

Strong Majority of San Franciscans Support Construction of Housing for Unhoused Neighbors

September 10, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- On the heels of a new California Supreme Court decision that will allow San Francisco to fund programs for the homeless with taxes on big business, new polling shows that voters remain committed to helping their unhoused neighbors find permanent homes in San...