Articles Tagged With ‘affordable housing’




Harmon and Christianson’s poorly made plans for SLO

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Mayor Heidi Harmon and Council Member Carlyn Christianson are campaigning on the premise that they have made significant strides in addressing San Luis Obispo’s “climate action plan” by adopting the Community Choice Energy program, by forcing... (Continue reading)

SLO County staff identifies eight rural areas for new housing

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will discuss Tuesday the possibility of new housing being built in eight unincorporated areas of the county ranging from west Paso Robles to southeast Nipomo. [Cal Coast Times] Last year, the board... (Continue reading)

Rent control measure is California’s costliest initiative battle

The campaign for and against an initiative that would allow cities and counties to adopt rent control ordinances has emerged as the biggest fundraising battle over a 2018 California ballot measure pitting a large healthcare foundation against the real estate... (Continue reading)

Shame on the Tribune

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Shame on the Tribune for its latest editorial on the Housing Accountability Act. That our own newspaper would defend the State’s top-down, autocratic act to “build baby build” regardless of the consequences couldn’t be more... (Continue reading)

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)