The state housing officials who performed the audit describe San Francisco's approval process as a "notoriously complex and cumbersome" mess.
In the face of lawsuits and accusations of attempted "genocide," Green is restoring many homebuilding regulations he suspended in July.
Two bills approved by the Legislature this week will make it easier to build affordable housing on church land and in coastal areas.
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Republican-controlled Huntington Beach has sued the state government to stop enforcement of state housing mandates.
An emergency proclamation by Gov. Josh Green offers developers the opportunity to route around almost all regulations on building homes.
Robert Poole's effort to defend exclusionary zoning falls prey to a combination of logical fallacies and factual error.
Often, it can be exactly the opposite.
Publicly funded leagues of cities are fighting zoning reforms in state capitals across the country.
A new Pew Charitable Trusts study examining jurisdictions with that reformed zoning finds far lower rent increases there than elsewhere.
Activists who would like to see more housing built and people who build housing for a living would seem to be natural allies. A new bill in the California Legislature is driving them apart.
Developer Westside wanted to turn its 155-acre property into 3,200 homes and a public park.
Arlington's successful passage of a modest missing middle housing reform bill after an intense debate raises the question of whether YIMBY politics can practically fix the problems it sets out to address.
Restricting foreign real estate ownership has something for both sides—conservatives don't like foreigners, and progressives don't like capital.
Excessive government interference in the market hurts consumers and thwarts policy goals. It also gets in the way of the government itself.
Yet another court decision stopping a U.C. Berkeley housing project is getting California's policy makers to think bigger about reforming the infamous California Environmental Quality Act.
Lawmakers are considering giving state officials the ability to rewrite NIMBY cities' restrictive zoning codes.
The governor would let developers route around local zoning codes and get housing projects approved directly by state officials.
Eventually the player realizes nothing is getting built and quits.
The Vail Town Council says that while affordable housing is desperately needed in the community, Vail Resorts' Booth Heights project would threaten local bighorn sheep.
Democrats are in favor of reducing the power of government over property owners, while Republicans want bureaucrats to rule.
State officials have been warning Anaheim for decades that their regulations on transitional housing were illegal. The city's rejection of nonprofit Grandma's House of Hope's group home was the last straw.
A new law would make it harder for NIMBY neighbors to obstruct new dorms with bogus environmental complaints.
The White House is giving $1.5 billion in INFRA grants to entities that either don't approve new housing or are actively opposed to making it easier to build.
The proposed policy was offensive to property rights and disincentivized construction. The mayor's rejection of it shows the state's increasing interest in allowing more building.
A never-before-used state law might make his plans bulletproof.
The governor blamed local restrictions on new development for the state's rapidly rising rents and home prices.
The venture capitalist's $350 million investment in WeWork founder Adam Neumann's new venture Flow is supposed to help renters build community and equity. They'd be better off if we just built housing instead.
State housing officials have launched a first-ever investigation of the city's housing policies and practices, setting the stage for far more sweeping interventions.
Several dozen NYC residents want to repeal the regulations allowing outdoor dining in the city.
New housing construction for 1,100 UC Berkeley students and 125 homeless people was paused Wednesday in response to protests.
The mayor vetoed a controversial ordinance that would have legalized more types of housing on paper while making it harder to build in practice.
Conservatives' guiding principle should always be less government control, not more.
Even if the value of their property goes down, current homeowners still often have much to gain from breaking down barriers to new housing construction.
Officials in Marin County, California, argue a temporary moratorium on new short-term rentals in western portions of the county is necessary to preserve the area's limited housing stock.
A California Supreme Court decision freezing enrollment at the state's flagship university is focusing the public's fury on the normally obscure, but incredibly consequential, California Environmental Quality Act.
Supervisors have proposed legalizing fourplexes in a way that preserves NIMBYs’ ability to stop new housing. That could trigger the state’s obscure “builder’s remedy.”
Liberal Berkeley officials might be coming around to the view held by conservative business leaders, who have long argued that California's Environmental Quality Act needs an overhaul.
Lawmakers are proposing to strip neighborhood activists of the legal tools they've used to freeze the university's student population.
Texas Town Shuts Down Her Home Day Care After Nearby Golfers Complain the Kids Were Making Too Much Noise
Bianca King argues in a new lawsuit that Lakeway, Texas, zoning officials illegally deprived her of her right to earn a living by denying her a permit for her home day care business.
Brandon Krause has spent $30,000 trying to legalize a business that the city said for years was all up to code.