Join The Coalition To Oppose The Flawed Rental Housing Proposition

Back in 1995, the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (Costa-Hawkins) was passed. The Act brought a sense of control in the housing market in California. Before Costa-Hawkins, local governments had the permission to enact rent control as long as the landlords would get just and reasonable returns from their rental properties. When the Act was enacted, […]

Magic has the money. Go get it.

The flames of the novel coronavirus continue to burn hotter, making slow and painful deaths among many small businesses in the U.S inevitable. The economic situation seems to get more severe despite the government efforts to support small businesses while simultaneously fighting the spread of Covid-19. Most small businesses were at the phase of giving […]

Housing Data Hint at Potential for Economic Recovery

The global economy continues to suffer more blows from the economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic as countries continue to urge their people to observe the appropriate public health measures. The economic trends since the onset of the Covid-19 virus have not been pleasing in different parts of the world. In the U.S, the […]

Qualified Statewide Ballot Measures

As of May 19, 2020, there were about 80 statewide ballot measures that had qualified in 31 states. In California, as of May 19, 2020, six statewide ballot measures/propositions had qualified for the ballot in California for the elections in 2020. Highlights Californians will decide on the two-citizen initiated measures, that is, the Criminal Sentencing […]

The Rent Affordability Act Heading to The Ballot in November

Housing Affordability issues in California have been escalating with each day that passes. The Rent Control Affordability Act, AB 1482, is the latest act pushing for rent control restrictions in California. The Measure has been officially set for the November ballot, and if it is passed, it will expand the rent control restrictions. Recently, the […]

COVID-19 Failing Families

As the US government scales up the fight against Covid-19, its economy continues to suffer severely and the current crisis has been termed as the worst since the Great Depression, more than a decade ago. The government continues to tighten up public health measures through social distancing and temporary lockdowns across major cities. The lockdowns […]

AMERICANS WILL CUT DOWN ON HOME REMODELING PROJECTS BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS.

The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic continue to bruise every business sector, and livelihood of Americans, and the remodeling market has not been spared. The remodeling market was steadily growing for the past five years, and it was in 2020 that it was expected to shoot up higher than all the previous years. Before the […]

Early Impacts of Pandemic Suggest an Abrupt About-Face for the Remodeling Market

A Lending Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released on April 20 by Remodeling Futures program shows that home renovation and repair expenditures are likely to drop in the 1st quarter of 2021. The drop will be as a result of the current economic fallout from coronavirus pandemic. Before the onset of Covid-19, LIRA had indicated […]

HUD AWARDS $1.5 MILLION IN FUNDING TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RELATED FAIR HOUSING ACTIVITIES

Following the panic created by the Covid-19, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), on April 20, 2020, announced that it would award $1.5 million in Partnership and Special Enforcement Effort Funds to HUD Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) Agencies to support COVID-19 education activities. The fund will be provided through the Coronavirus […]

California Voters Could Sanction Cities for Not Housing the Homeless

Voters will no have to decide if California cities will be punished for not reducing the growing rate of homelessness. The public and political pressure on housing and homelessness have been increasing over the recent past, and to counter the challenges, Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed a task force recommending that the local government face tough […]