While housing policy battles continue in California’s legislature, communities across the East Bay are grappling with housing solutions on the local level. Recent events in Berkeley and Fremont show the unique issues faced by discrete communities.
The Sonoma County General Plan update has been postponed for the past three years due to the fires and floods that have devastated the North Bay. The county is at a crossroads, facing many new and ongoing challenges, and an update to the plan is urgently needed to help plan for this “new normal”
At an event co-hosted by SV@Home as part of Affordable Housing Week, South Bay housing advocates shared how they became involved, the challenges they face in their cities, and opportunities for smart growth in the Bay Area.