Homelessness and skyrocketing rents in Sacramento County raise stakes for the D5 supervisor race
By Casey Rafter | Special to the OBSERVER In 1994, Don Nottoli won the race to become Sacramento County’s District 5 supervisor. Thirty years later, he still holds that position. But not for much longer. Nottoli has announced his retirement, leaving voters to choose between…READ MORE
In Sacramento, Home Buying Is A Near-Impossible Dream
By Seth Sandronsky | Special to The OBSERVER In the Sacramento metropolitan area, workers in only six of 58 professions can easily afford to buy a home with their annual salary. At the top of the list of workers with a good chance at homeownership…READ MORE
A reason to trust: Sacramento Community Land Trust aims to put people over profit
By Sacramento News and Review | Special to the OBSERVER (SN&R) – In 2018, Hasta Muerte Coffee, a worker-owned cooperative in Oakland received notice that its building’s owner put the property up for sale and had a pending offer. They worried about the displacement of…READ MORE
Help For Blacks Struggling For Homeownership
By Keyshawn Davis | Special to the OBSERVER Three years ago, Elizabeth Peters, a single mother of one, went on a 10-month journey to find a house to buy in Sacramento. The journey was discouraging, says Peters, now 33-years-old, because many investors were outbidding her…READ MORE
Could a vacancy tax help housing affordability in Sacramento?
By Alex Muegge | Special to the OBSERVER Sacramento vacant property taxes might be on the horizon for city residents, according to District 4 City Councilmember Katie Valenzuela. She brought up the idea last August in council meetings on the Housing Element during the city’s…READ MORE
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