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May 05, 2017 - Annual federal and state affordable housing funding for the East Bay and Peninsula plunged by $185 million over the last decade, worsening the regional housing crisis, according to new reports.
Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo counties collectively had $65.6 million of state and federal funding in fiscal year 2015-2016, a 74 percent drop from $250.6 million in funding in fiscal year 2008-2009.
Alameda County saw a bulk of the loss, with a $115 million reduction, or 74 percent. Contra Costa lost…
May 05, 2017 - Racial disparities in subsidized housing — which once saw poor black families overwhelmingly housed in large public developments — have essentially disappeared after decades of inequality, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University researchers. But low-income black families are still far more likely than poor whites to live in segregated, impoverished neighborhoods. The […]
Jan 12, 2017 - Ben Carson has said little about what he may do at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. His confirmation hearing today could provide insight.