Blogging Bayport Alameda

May 30, 2017

How we gonna pay this year’s rent

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:00 am

Earlier this month the California Housing Partnership Corporation released a state of the rental housing market for Alameda County.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock or just don’t care you probably already know that the state of the rental housing is grim.

Here’s a scary chart:

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The shortfall of affordable units needed is more than 60K just in Alameda County.

A few more really scary graphs:

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  1. It’s time to build housing for all in a statewide concerted effort. It’s time to fast track new rapid transit projects. It’s time to find ways to encourage businesses to locate in some of our far flung suburbs and it’s time to give financial benefits to companies that encourage telecommuting. We can be an urban area that is pleasant to live in that provides housing opportunities for all.

    Comment by Angela — May 30, 2017 @ 8:59 am

  2. This weekend I hiked at Chabot Regional Park and took in for the hundredth time how fortunate we are in the East Bay to have set aside so much beautiful natural landscape to hike in and enjoy. We did that for future generations. There are huge tracts of East Bay land where no housing may be built. That’s good but it also means that we must build in-fill housing and come up with traffic solutions. It’s the responsibility of all of us who have the privilege of living here in secure housing.

    Thank you Lauren for the research you do and keeping this issue upfront on your blog.

    Comment by Laura Thomas — May 30, 2017 @ 9:18 am

  3. “…state of the rental housing is grim.”
    Depends on whether you’re a renter or an owner.

    Comment by jack — May 30, 2017 @ 9:36 am

  4. it also depends on your being a person who cares about other in your community, and if you have any moral values.

    Comment by JohnP,trumpisnotmypresident. — May 30, 2017 @ 10:17 am

  5. If the “others” are “in” your (our) community they, by definition, have domicile residency of some sort here. Course they may be inhabiting openspace park thanks to Jene Sweeney (and I’ve spoken to many of these residents on my daily walk on the Marina loop…an incongruous group to say the least) but they are nevertheless part of the community just like those residents on my other walking loop from Webster up Buena Vista Ave (lots of walkers) across old Atlantic to Coral Sea Street through Bayport (harmoniously dead as a door nail) to Willie Stargell Ave and back to Webster. It’s a varied and interesting place this Island is.

    Comment by jack — May 30, 2017 @ 11:27 am

  6. Jack, you should never let people know where you are going to be walking, it could be dangerous.

    Comment by JohnP,trumpisnotmypresident. — May 30, 2017 @ 5:49 pm

    • John, who is your president?

      Comment by jack — May 30, 2017 @ 6:40 pm

  7. To them.

    Comment by jack — May 30, 2017 @ 5:55 pm

  8. The new tax law is not going to help the rental market:

    Comment by Mike McMahon — January 30, 2018 @ 7:46 am

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