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What are you for?

We are for creating more housing of all types, in all neighborhoods, for all levels of income. We are for jobs. We are for opportunity. We are for change. We are for innovation. We are for progress. We are for growth! We are for jobs. We are for opportunity. We are for change. We are for innovation. We are for progress. We are for growth!

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Berkeley Study: Cost Per Unit Goes Up Because of Rules, Regulations

As I’ve pointed out already, non-profit housing producers get stomping mad when I point out the cost per unit of their product. They say, “It doesn’t work like that!” And whenever I point out the fact that rules, regulations, fees, and process overreach adds to the price of housing, I often get, “Oh, you just […]

Crosscut Festival Panel: Amazon Didn’t Raise Your Rent, the City Council Did

Two weeks ago I was honored to be a on a panel at the first Crosscut Festival, a wide ranging two day event with panels covering an array of national, regional, and local issues. My panel was called, Growth and Gentrification in a Tech Boomtown. I’m not sure exactly what the term “gentrification” means qualitatively […]

Message Matters: What Do You Do?

It happens to everyone when you’re out and about, the question, “What do you do?” It is true for organizations too. The answer is important and has to be succinct; people don’t want a paragraph but a sentence, even two words. I am always refining how I explain our work and what we do. Over […]