Erin Baldassari

Erin Baldassari

@e_baldi

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#Housing affordability reporter @KQED. Formerly #transportation for @mercnews @eastbaytimes. Shout: ebaldassari@kqed.org

Oakland, CA
Joined on March 11, 2011
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AC Transit is considering service cuts that could be twice as deep as those it enacted during the Great Recession, eliminating dozens of lines and slashing frequency on many others https://t.co/msWKFbxDzz

#Housing, #Homelessness Were California Lawmakers' Top Priorities Before Pandemic. Where Do They Stand Now? https://t.co/lBtlmjTi4g @KQEDnews @e_baldi

SF Public Works employees who work in the field say they have no place to go to the bathroom https://t.co/e845HYAo4A

@GavinNewsom Newsom is pushing the idea that his hotel program for people experiencing homelessness must exist beyond the pandemic. Says the name has changed from Project Roomkey to Project Homekey, for "a sense of more permanency."

Gov. @GavinNewsom says 14,200 homeless people have been placed in hotel rooms through Project Roomkey. For background on the program and what happens next: https://t.co/oXp4Ym098j

Remember how 2020 was supposed to be the year of "bold action" on #affordablehousing and #homelessness by California lawmakers? Some 3 dozen housing bills are still in play. “It’s not a grand slam, but it’s a solid double.” https://t.co/hDem54aWMR via @KQEDnews @e_baldi https://t.co/DnKEBcz3hg
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Remember how 2020 was supposed to be the year of "bold action" on #affordablehousing and #homelessness by California lawmakers? Some 3 dozen housing bills are still in play. “It’s not a grand slam, but it’s a solid double.” https://t.co/hDem54aWMR via @KQEDnews @e_baldi https://t.co/DnKEBcz3hg

A proposal by Senate leadership to provide tax credits to landlords whose tenants can't pay rent due to the pandemic is moving forward as SB 1410. & AB 1436 would prevent landlords from using nonpayment of rent during the state of emergency+90 days after as grounds for eviction

And AB 3300 would massively reform the way funding for homeless services/housing is done in the state, streamlining dozens of programs into one application. It also proposes $2B annually beginning next year for homeless services/housing, if the legislature approves.

When it comes to homelessness, two bills set out Big Goals: - AB 2405 would make housing a human right for children+families by 2026 - AB 3269 would require cities/counties reduce homelessness in their communities by 90% of 2019 levels by 2028

Another bill, SB 899, would allow affordable housing apts on church & edu-owned parking lots. There are also 2 bills - SB 1085 & AB 2345 - to increase the state's Density Bonus. And 2 bills - AB 3107 & SB 1385 - to allow housing on dying malls, big box stores + retail spaces

Although SB 50 breathed its last breath in Jan., there are other bills - SB 1120+AB 3040 - that would eliminate single-family zoning throughout the state. @Scott_Wiener's SB 902 would let cities adopt a policy to bypass enviro reviews for apts up to 10 units near transit, jobs

2020 was supposed to be The Year of reducing homelessness in California & passing some big housing production bills. And then, coronavirus. I took a look at which housing bills are still in play. There were about 3 dozen. So I highlighted a few: https://t.co/19TOvWjOXl

Here's a story @solomonout & I wrote about what's next for these hotels going forward, including some of the challenges retrofitting those hotels for long-term housing and how to fund ongoing operations: https://t.co/xr3PMDMIlS https://t.co/wSNUrfb61s

At press conference in Pittsburg, a protester screams at @GavinNewsom “we need your help here in Contra Costa County.” Security keeping them at a distance. Fewer than a dozen people with signs. Newsom ignoring them at the moment.

EXCLUSIVE - Names of all people killed by police in 5 Bay Area counties in the last 5.5 years on front page, showing Blacks die at highly disproportionate rate, often unarmed @daviddebolt @robertsalonga @NateGartrell #blacklivesmatter https://t.co/7z27gnI64K

Quoted @DavidFutrelle

The Onion is reality now https://t.co/HEq6dNrqlD

The Onion is reality now https://t.co/HEq6dNrqlD

Sheewww. That Washington Post story on Vallejo continues to strike a nerve. https://t.co/W4IcxewUNh

Racism often seems to get treated as a "somewhere else" problem in the Bay Area, but it has literally the worst disparity by income in the country. https://t.co/jFl7Qa4MBK https://t.co/4oCJUez2G6

Racism often seems to get treated as a "somewhere else" problem in the Bay Area, but it has literally the worst disparity by income in the country. https://t.co/jFl7Qa4MBK https://t.co/4oCJUez2G6

Protesters gather at the shutdown of the Port of Oakland for the #JUNETEENTH2020 @EastBayTimes #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMattters https://t.co/tX39Wi1jTp

If you’re a fan of the @oaklibrary (who isn’t?), then you probably have talked to the one and only, beloved librarian, Dorothy Lazard. What an honor that she talked to me and shared this INCREDIBLE reading list. Stay safe celebrating #Juneteenth ⠀ ⠀ https://t.co/gPJsDeZaLc

Angela Davis leads the way from port to downtown. Thousands march behind her #oakland https://t.co/snAQexJWkB

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