"A little hope for a homeless solution: Tiny housing units sprout in the Bay Area"

SF Chronicle | December 26, 2017

Nearly two years after a smattering of tiny homes popped up in the Bay Area as a peculiar new way of housing homeless people, the technique is exploding from one end of the region to the other.


"SF’s tech-space market is ‘on fire’ — and so are the rents"

SF Chronicle | December 19, 2017

In a normal year, the 207,000-square-foot lease that software company Okta recently signed at 100 First St. would be a cause for celebration, an excuse for the city’s economic development staff to issue a press release highlighting all the jobs coming to San Francisco.


"Are the young leaving cities?"

City Observatory | December 18, 2017

The so-called “peak millennial” conjecture.  Is it right? What does it mean? Should I care?

Time has published an article, based largely on the research of UCLA demographer Dowell Myers, proclaiming that US cities are hitting “peak millennial.” We’ve beencritical of the peak millennial claims in the past.


"As housing costs rise, so does California homelessness, report shows"

SF Chronicle | December 7, 2017

Homelessness has shot up in California and elsewhere on the West Coast over the past two years, a federal report said Wednesday, as rising rents and other housing pressures forced more people from the margins onto the street.


"For the first time in 7 years, there are more homeless in US"

Associated Press | December 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities.


"Getting the Most Out of California’s New Affordable Housing Funds [OpEd]"

The Bay City Beacon | December 5, 2017

California’s recently passed Senate Bills 2 and 3 will raise several billion dollars in funding for affordable housing over the next ten years. But the Department of Housing and Community Development estimates we face a current shortfall of over two million units affordable to households traditionally served by these programs.