by William Fulton on Jul 30, 2023
HCD, Housing, Orange County Council of Governments, RHNA
In an unpublished ruling, an appellate court concluded that cities challenging RHNA targets can't sue the state. Previous rulings only said that cities couldn't sue their council of governments.
by Josh Stephens on Jan 30, 2023
HCD, Housing, Prohousing
Seven cities will now get preference for state housing programs -- and more cities will soon be designated.
by William Fulton on Oct 10, 2022
Annual Progress Reports, Banning, Hayward, HCD, Housing
Local governments must put together a report each year on progress toward housing goals. The state uses them to monitor the locals. But can locals use this information to their advantage too?
by William Fulton on Aug 11, 2022
HCD, Housing, Housing Element, Newsom, San Francisco
Agency official says HCD has more open complaints about San Francisco than any other city in the state.
by William Fulton on Mar 20, 2022
HCD, Housing, Population, RHNA
Auditor calls for clarification of methodology on vacancy rates and household formation -- the two factors that have been most controversial in pushing up the housing targets.
by Josh Stephens on Aug 9, 2021
AHSC, Grants , HCD, Housing, Prohousing
CP&DR spoke with HCD Director Gustavo Velasquez about whether the new Prohousing program can turn jurisdictions that are anti-housing into pro-housing communities.
by William Fulton on Aug 3, 2021
The designation will give "prohousing" jurisdictions a leg up on some housing grant programs. But will it fundamentally change how any cities approach the housing question?
by William Fulton on Nov 16, 2020
HCD, Housing, RHNA
Embarcadero Institute says RHNA numbers are too high and the state should focus on affordable housing. The truth is we need both: more housing and more affordable housing.
by William Fulton on Aug 9, 2020
New HCD data shows California knows how to build for the top of the market -- and nobody else.
by William Fulton on Aug 2, 2020
HCD, Housing, SB 35
Only 29 jurisdictions statewide are completely exempt from the new law -- including several small affluent cities.