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‘Nuclear option’? Supersized housing projects are planned for Bay Area’s wealthiest cities. Is one coming to your neighborhood?
The Mercury News, June 25, 2023
State gives Los Altos Hills the thumbs up on housing plan. YIMBYs give it two thumbs down.
San Francisco Chronicle, June 7, 2023
City Rejects Appeal of 600 Foothill Application
Outlook Valley Sun, May 7, 2023
Refinery Oversight Committee Holds First Meeting; Martinez is Sued for Failing to Adopt Housing Plan; Sewer Rates Headed Up, Up and Up; and MRC’s Pond 7 Bites the Dust
Martinez News-Gazette, Feb 23, 2023
Lawsuits Follow Housing Plan Failures in the San Francisco Bay Area
Planetizen, Feb 22, 2023
What does builder’s remedy mean for Mountain View? A local developer is trying to find out
Mountain View Voice, Feb 17, 2023
Pro-housing advocates are suing these Bay Area cities to plan for more homes
East Bay Times, Feb 8, 2023
California cities face flurry of lawsuits over missed housing mandate
Courthouse News Service, Feb 7, 2023
Palo Alto sued over delay in adopting its housing plan
Mountain View Voice, Feb 7, 2023
YIMBYs Bombard Bay Area Cities With Lawsuits for Flouting State Rules
The San Francisco Standard, Feb 7, 2023
YIMBYs are about to sue the daylights out of cities across the Bay Area. Here’s why
San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 7, 2023
YIMBYs sue city of Palo Alto for missing state housing plan deadline
Palo Alto Daily Post, Feb 6, 2023
Housing groups threaten Belvedere with lawsuits
The Ark, Jan 18, 2023
Manhattan Beach City Council to Bring Back Highrose / Verandas Issue
MB News, Jan 12, 2023
Court Affirms Housing Applicants’ Ability to Be Vested Against Downzonings
Holland & Knight Alert, Dec 20, 2022
Oceanside approves 146-unit Breeze Luxury Apartments despite unpopularity
The Coast News, Dec 14, 2022
Manhattan Beach faces state action, lawsuits on Project Verandas
Easy Reader & Peninsula, Dec 8, 2022
Stanford’s most exclusive neighborhood becomes legal battleground over housing
Mercury News, Oct 2, 2022
Project Verandas decision looms for City Council
Easy Reader & Peninsula Magazine, Sept 1, 2022
Golden Skate closing at end of month to make way for new townhomes
DanvilleSanRamon.com, Jul 14, 2022
With more enforcement power than ever, state relies on activists to enforce duplex law
CalMatters, Apr 22, 2022
Duplex housing law met with fierce resistance by California cities
CalMatters, Apr 11, 2022
California’s Attorney General Says Pasadena Is Violating State Housing Law
LAist, Mar 17, 2002
How some Bay Area cities are working to undermine state’s new SB 9 housing law
San Francisco Business Times, Mar 14, 2022
Why cities in San Mateo County are planning for new levels of growth
San Mateo Daily Journal, Feb 22, 2022
San Carlos Senate Bill 9 ordinance challenged
The Daily Journal, Feb 8, 2022
Condo plans return before San Mateo City Council after costly lawsuit
San Mateo Daily Journal, Feb 7, 2022
As new Bay Area SB9 housing applications grow, so does rift between suburbs, developers
Mercury News, Feb 6, 2022
Berkeley City Council allegedly violates state ADU law
Daily Californian, Feb 3, 2022
San Mateo won’t appeal housing ruling
San Mateo Daily Journal, Oct 14, 2021
This San Mateo legal ruling has big implications for California’s housing crisis
Mercury News, Sept 14, 2021
San Mateo loses ruling on housing
San Mateo Daily Journal, Sept 14, 2021
Will Legislature confront California housing crisis?
CalMatters, Aug 22, 20121
A simple home renovation, a slur and a federal case in Los Altos
Mercury News, Jan 17, 2021
Los Altos: Five-story downtown development officially moves forward after year-long legal battle
Mercury News, Sep 10, 2020
Bay Area City Delays OK for Apartment Project That Sparked a Housing War
Courthouse News Service, Aug 11, 2020
The apartment proposal that sparked Lafayette’s housing war is back. Can it win approval?
San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 5, 2020
Housing fight rages on in Los Altos, as city appeals YIMBY legal victory
Mercury News, July 8, 2020
In 2017, the state legislature passed SB167 to strengthen the Housing Accountability Act. The changes it brought were profoundly boring: it simply required cities to follow their own zoning laws instead of making them up on the spot at every project hearing. If you've...
The soon-to-be-former President, in his failed attempt to appeal to voters this election, unsurprisingly decided to take a stand against fair housing. In an effort to “save the suburban lifestyle dream,” Trump repealed Obama era regulations designed to give teeth to...
Today, we’re pleased to announce that Los Altos has conceded defeat in our lawsuit against them for an unlawful denial of affordable housing under Senate Bill 35’s streamlined approval provisions. The city tried announcing this late Saturday night in the middle of the...
As we announced earlier this year, CaRLA is appealing the ruling we received at trial in our lawsuit against the City of San Mateo for violating the Housing Accountability Act. At the same time, the California Attorney General intervened in our suit to defend the...
Today, California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund is announcing the filing of yet another lawsuit against a Californian suburb for violating state housing law; this time, in Huntington Beach. The coastal town has made a habit of defying state law mandates in...
In early April of 1968, the US Senate passed the Fair Housing Act, but the bill’s prospects looked bleak in the House. It appeared that enacting federal legislation to ban discrimination in housing was too much for Congress to take on. Housing had been excluded from...
A special guest post by our friend Chris Elmendorf, Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law. The California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, has become a bogeyman for YIMBYs, an excuse for cities to deny housing, and tool with which opponents can delay projects...
Today, rent is due for millions of renters throughout California, many of whom will not be able to pay due to loss of income caused by the pandemic. We have seen the adoption of eviction moratoria throughout the country, a necessary measure to keep renters safe and in...
Last year, we filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Altos for denying an affordable housing development in violation of SB35 shortly after it was enacted. Today, we’re excited to announce our victory in court. Not only did we win, our hard-fought ruling solidifies...
COVID-19 stopped the economy, but our housing shortage remains. CaRLA continues to fight for the answer to both: ADUs.
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the course of history but one thing remains constant: the universal need for housing. As events continue to unfold, we are working to stay ahead of how cities plan to recover by making sure they’re taking the right steps to house all...