San Luis Ranch Housing Project Approved by SLO City Council

The San Luis Obispo City Council approved construction of the San Luis Ranch housing project, which promises to include affordable and workforce housing. The land between Madonna Road and Highway 101 will become a community of more than 500 homes, which the developer...
SLO Council Appears to Favor Housing Project

SLO Council Appears to Favor Housing Project

The proposed 580-home San Luis Ranch development off Madonna Road and Highway 101 in south San Luis Obispo may be headed to approval, judging from the comments of City Council members Wednesday night. In front of a packed audience at City Hall, the council generally...
Housing crisis? What California has is a housing catastrophe

Housing crisis? What California has is a housing catastrophe

BY ERIKA D. SMITH  We do a lot of talking about the housing crisis in this state. But I’m beginning to think the word “crisis” isn’t strong enough to convey just how alarmed every Californian should be that the cost of meeting a basic necessity of life – you know,...
Only 1 in 4 can afford an average home

Only 1 in 4 can afford an average home

Only a quarter of San Luis Obispo County residents can afford a median-priced home on the Central Coast, according to a report issued by the Los Angeles-based California Association of Realtors. In the county in the first quarter of 2017, 26 percent of residents could...
The housing crisis impact and solutions

The housing crisis impact and solutions

An interesting article from the San Luis Obispo Chamber Website: San Luis Obispo County’s housing crisis has long stymied economic development and opportunity in the region, making it difficult for companies to hire, and painful for employees who cannot afford to live...