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The More HOMES Act

Episode Summary

The newly unveiled More HOMES Act (or SB50) would unban apartments near transit and in high-opportunity areas. It's the new SB 827, but it's more ambitious, has clearer and stronger anti-displacement protections, and has racked up new supporters, including the building trade unions and many local officials. We chat about the bill, the public reaction so far, and its relationship to the Bay Area's regional housing compact, CASA.

Episode Notes

Senator Scott Wiener's newly unveiled More HOMES Act, or Senate Bill 50, would unban apartments near transit and in high-opportunity areas. It's the new SB 827, but it's more ambitious, has clearer and stronger anti-displacement protections, and has racked up new supporters, including the building trade unions and many local officials.

We invited Senator Wiener's policy lead on housing and transportation, Annie Fryman, to join us for a frank conversation about the bill, the public reaction so far, and its relationship to the Bay Area's regional housing compact, CASA.

By the way, the name stands for More Housing, Opportunity, Mobility, Equity, and Stability.

1:02 What SB50 (More HOMES Act) is
4:04 Stronger public support vis-a-vis SB827
10:20 Sensitive communities carve-out
15:24 Minneapolis comprehensive plan vs SF Planning
17:23 Reactions to including job-rich areas
23:57 Preserving tenant-occupied housing
27:39 How Annie met Laura and got into housing politics
32:00 Demolition controls: SF compared to L.A.
37:47 Endorsements from big-city mayors and Building Trades
42:02 Affordable housing developer's take on More HOMES
45:33 Laura's Thanksgiving argument with her mom
51:25 CASA regional compact
1:02:47 Final thoughts

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