Articles Tagged With ‘affordable housing’




County supervisors vote to support workforce housing

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to approve a program aimed at providing more workforce housing. Supervisors Lynn Compton, Debbie Arnold and Frank Mecham voted in favor of the program while... (Continue reading)

Should SLO reevaluate plans to increase work-force housing?

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Many residents in San Luis Obispo who work to preserve the quality of their environment support increasing the supply of so-called “work force housing.” This is fundamentally good for the environment because it could reduce long... (Continue reading)

Low-rent apartments to be built in SLO

The nonprofit Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo has closed escrow on a vacant lot and plans to build 46 apartment units on the property. The project is intended to serve low-income households that cannot afford market rents in San... (Continue reading)

Homeless suffer during cold spells

OPINION by BECKY JORGESON It’s 5 a.m. in the morning and it’s 26 degrees out. I wonder how many more homeless people will die this winter on the Central Coast from hypothermia. We have so many volunteers signed up, excited... (Continue reading)

HASLO tenants first to go

OPINION By JULIE TACKER As a longtime Los Osos Sewer critic, people often ask me, “What will happen to Los Osos now that the sewer is a done deal?” My answer is the same as it was in 2004 when... (Continue reading)

RVs for veterans program reaches milestone

OPINION By BECKY JORGESON We donated our 30th RV to a homeless veteran here on the Central Coast on Saturday. Many thanks to all donors who opened your hearts to our veterans who can’t be helped through other avenues. Because... (Continue reading)

California home affordability rates plummet

Higher home prices and interest rates have resulted in a sharp drop in the number of Californians able to afford a home, according to report by the California Association of Realtors In 2013, 44 percent of Californians had incomes sufficient... (Continue reading)

California ranks second most expensive state for renters

California is the second least affordable state in the country for renters, only trailing Hawaii, according to a report released Monday. [LA Times] The National Low Income Housing Coalition analyzed rental rates across the U.S. and defined affordability as spending... (Continue reading)