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Northern California fires may hammer tourism, add to housing crisis

Northern California fires may hammer tourism, add to housing crisis

by Chris Reed The deadly and massively destructive wildfires now in their second week of ravaging Northern California’s wine country are likely to have lengthy negative effects on the region’s economy. But it could also exacerbate perhaps its most pressing social problem – housing costs so high they leave even some middle-class families living paycheck to paycheck. […]

Ventura County Forecast | Topics Include Possible Recession and Housing Solutions

Ventura County Forecast | Topics Include Possible Recession and Housing Solutions

CERF will share its once-a-year Ventura County forecast during a seminar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Serra Center. Executive Director Matthew Fienup will present the county’s forecast. Just-released gross domestic product data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that Ventura County’s economy contracted by almost 3 percent last year. The […]

Statement of California State Treasurer John Chiang on Governor Brown’s Signing Into Law Legislation to Put More Roofs Over the Heads of Californians

Statement of California State Treasurer John Chiang on Governor Brown’s Signing Into Law Legislation to Put More Roofs Over the Heads of Californians

SACRAMENTO –  California State Treasurer John Chiang today lauded state lawmakers and Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. for taking decisive steps to address the state’s long festering, 1.5 million-unit affordable housing deficit. “California’s housing shortage has rapidly multiplied, moving from a problem to a crisis to, now, a full-scale catastrophe,” said Chiang. “But with the governor’s […]

California State Treasurer John Chiang Statement on Approval of Housing Package

California State Treasurer John Chiang Statement on Approval of Housing Package

SACRAMENTO –  “California’s housing shortage has metastasized from a problem to a crisis to, now, a full-scale catastrophe. But with today’s approval of a $4 billion housing bond, a permanent source of funding, and regulatory reform to ease construction, we are making a meaningful down payment on providing a roof and four walls to every […]

Searching for Solutions to SoCal’s Housing Crisis, YIMBYs Say ‘Yes’ to Development

Searching for Solutions to SoCal’s Housing Crisis, YIMBYs Say ‘Yes’ to Development

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views In the 1990’s and early part of this century, the NIMBY’s ran housing policy—now we have a shortage of housing, a shortage of affordable housing and governments in California are looking at massive projects, high density—and creating total gridlock.  The pendulum has swung and now the […]

Legislature could vote soon on major housing bills

Legislature could vote soon on major housing bills

by Chris Reed  . The first major votes on a raft of bills meant to address California’s housing crisis could come up for a vote Friday, with the Democrats who control the Legislature eager to demonstrate they know how much extreme housing costs are harming low- and middle-income families. Gov. Jerry Brown has often been critical […]

2017’s Best Real-Estate Markets – WalletHub Study

2017’s Best Real-Estate Markets – WalletHub Study

With home sales recently falling to their lowest level this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best Real-Estate Markets. To determine the most attractive real-estate markets in the U.S., WalletHub’s analysts compared 300 cities across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from median home-price appreciation to home sales turnover […]

Re: News Release: Treasurer Chiang, Affordable Housing Advocates to Legislature: Go ‘Big and Bold’ to Address State’s Housing Crisis

Re: News Release: Treasurer Chiang, Affordable Housing Advocates to Legislature: Go ‘Big and Bold’ to Address State’s Housing Crisis

    By George Miller CitizensJournal.us gets scads of press releases from NGO’s, various government agencies, advocacy groups and private companies. We publish most of them, unless they are obvious commercial advertising promotions, advocate unlawful activities, harass people, or impose excessively upon our goodwill. In those cases, we usually simply decline to publish them. But, […]

Habitat for Humanity Awarded $75,000 Grant from Gold Coast Health Plan Just in Time for Oxnard Groundbreaking

Habitat for Humanity Awarded $75,000 Grant from Gold Coast Health Plan Just in Time for Oxnard Groundbreaking

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County has received a $75,000 grant from Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP). The funds are a significant contribution to the 6-home First and Hayes Development starting later this month in Oxnard. The groundbreaking will take place on August 26th at 9am at 125 N Hayes Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030. Gold […]

Funds Available for Programs Offering Housing for Homeless Persons

Funds Available for Programs Offering Housing for Homeless Persons

Ventura, CA –The Ventura County Continuum of Care is soliciting applications for programs that offer new or expanded permanent supportive housing for persons who are chronically homeless. Up to $180,000 is available from re-allocated funds and $205,510 is available as part of the permanent supportive bonus. Applications will be competitively ranked and scored by a […]

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