affordable housing

Seattle sets smart priorities

Seattle citizens are thinking with clarity. They’ve formed a group, “Citizens for More Important Things.” They’re against any public funding for a new sports arena. You mig ...

Cities can spend redevelopment money on affordable housing

More than $900,000 in funds set aside for affordable housing, previously thought to be lost to the state, may come back into play in Auburn. The state Senate voted Tuesday to al ...

Auburn City Council balks at 40 percent sewer rate increase

Fearing that residents’ money could be flushed down the drain, Auburn city council members stopped short Monday of backing efforts to consolidate the county’s sewage tr ...

City to default on housing project debt?

A scrapped debt deal that paid for affordable housing upgrades may force the city of Rocklin into default with one of its creditors, according the city. The possible default is uns ...

Quartz Ridge affordable housing costs, need questioned

At $19.3 million – or more than $300,000-per-apartment – the cost of a 64-unit government-subsidized, affordable-housing project in Bowman is being questioned by some residents ...

Three cheers for senior housing

Auburn has finally done something right. I don’t like development, but if it is used by the people for their benefit, it’s worthwhile. Building an apartment complex for senio ...

Silver Bend project not necessary

I read with interest Jan. 18 the Reader Input by Dale Smith on the Silver Bend project. I have heard all the arguments from the people who support such projects. Teachers, firefi ...

Placer County seeks developer for Auburn's Silver Bend land

The future of the much-debated 6.2-acre Silver Bend site at the Foresthill exit in Auburn is on the table again. The Placer County Board of Supervisors OK’d redevelopment agency ...

RAID puts Placer County on document search

Bowman-based Residents Against Inconsistent Development are on a document search connected to the recent transfer of land to Placer County that was once targeted for affordable hou ...