Tag: housing

Malibu trailer park (Charles O'Rear / Wikimedia Commons)

L.A. County Passes Rent Control for Mobile Home Parks

Los Angeles County Supervisors approved a mobile home park rent-control ordinance on Tuesday for unincorporated areas that will limit rental pad inflation to 3 percent a year — the latest sign of high housing costs in L.A.

Pregnant San Francisco (Chris Michaels / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Births Plummet in San Francisco Bay Area

A new study suggests that the birth rate is collapsing in the San Francisco Bay Area, partly due to high housing prices, as women are delaying childbirth until they can afford living space in which to raise children.

Immigrant Welcome Banner over steps of Denver City and County Building

Want Houses to be More Affordable? Try Curbing Immigration

A new study suggests that policymakers looking to tame the rising cost of U.S. houses may want to cut back on immigration. It also finds that the friendlier an area’s population is to new immigrants, the more house price inflation is exacerbated. 

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 12: U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visits the Liberty Square apartment complex on April 12, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Secretary Carson is on a national listening tour to hear from the people and organizations who rely on and support public housing. (Photo by …

Ben Carson Tours Homeless Shelter in Los Angeles

Dr. Ben Carson, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), toured a homeless women’s center on Los Angeles’s infamous Skid Row Tuesday as part of a fact-finding mission aimed at tackling homelessness and providing job training for inner-city communities throughout the United States.

David Chiu (Nick Ut / Associated Press)

California Bill Would Bar Landlords from Reporting Illegal Aliens

California’s Democrat-dominated legislature passed a measure that would make it illegal for landlords to report tenants suspected of being in the country illegally, and would also allow illegal alien tenants to sue their landlords over any violations of code.

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Silicon Valley Real Estate: Prices Up, but Sales Down

The average sales price of a Silicon Valley home is up 6.4 percent in the last 12 months. But at the increasingly unaffordable price of almost $1.5 million, the volume of sales is down 11 percent over the same period.

Palo Alto tech workers (hjl / Flickr / CC)

Palo Alto Mayor Wants to ‘Meter’ ‘Reckless Job Growth’

Palo Alto mayor Patrick Burt says: “Palo Alto’s greatest problem right now is the Bay Area’s massive job growth.” And he wants to “meter” businesses to control “reckless job growth” in the Silicon Valley suburb.