Expiring unemployment insurance benefits. Rent and mortgage payments due again soon. The stress is mounting for out-of-work Californians as the COVID-19 health and economic crisis goes on. For Black, Latinx, immigrant, and undocumented Californians, the challenges in paying for housing and other basic needs are even greater than for white …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for December 2019 include the passing of Seth Eaker, the arrest of a liquor store clerk, and Huntington Beach housing. The Top Ten Stories for December 2019 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of December 2019 (excluding weather forecasts and events): …continue reading

Many thanks to our Community Development Department for participating and monitoring all things RHNA [Regional Housing Needs Allocation] and SCAG [Southern California Association of Governments] related! Recently, staff shared that the SCAG RHNA Subcommittee and Community, Economic , and Human Development (CEHD) Committee voted to recommend to the SCAG Regional …continue reading

Eric Kober, writing at City Journal, compares and contrasts housing policy in California and New York. Here he is part of what he writes about California: …California’s legislature has also vigorously advocated accessory dwelling units, or additional units—within existing homes and in backyards — built on lots exclusively zoned for …continue reading

Assembly Bills (AB) 139 and 143 authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (Orange County), focused on California’s housing and homelessness crisis, has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. “California has the highest rate of homelessness in the nation. Recent statistics show that throughout our state, we have seen an …continue reading