California lawmakers are weighing several ideas to encourage -- or force -- cities and counties to speed up the approval process for housing projects. As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the proposals are part of negotiations between Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders to address California's high housing costs.
California lawmakers attempting to address the state's housing crisis are taking two approaches. They're passing bills to subsidize housing for low income residents and looking to encourage more building. Here's more from Ben Bradford at Capital Public Radio.
When a family member dies, relatives cope with grief and financial worries. If a surviving spouse's name is not on the mortgage then foreclosure could loom. Under a new state law, lenders will be required to talk to homeowners directly and tell them about programs that help avoid foreclosure. Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports.