The Goal.

A comprehensive effort to close the state’s growing “housing gap” by producing one million more homes in 10 years—a plan that expands resources for subsidized affordable housing, while also increasing production of market-rate housing near transit and jobs.

The Problem.

With supply falling far below demand, California needs to dramatically increase the supply of all types of housing, including affordable housing for low- and middle-income earners. State resources are constrained and communities face obstacles to building more homes close to jobs and transit.

FEATURED STORIES

July 11, 2017

Ideas in 50+ housing bills “not sufficient” to address scale of crisis, says CA Economic Summit

California needs stronger legislation to incentivize more communities to say yes to housing Read More »

REPORTING

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - August 18
August 18, 2017

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - August 18

California's housing options keep getting more complicated, as wealthy cities push back on new development and political issues threaten new funding sources Read More »

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - August 4
August 04, 2017

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - August 4

If communities are going to approve more housing, they'll need more of the property taxes that go with it. But how to get it to them? Read More »

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - July 28
July 28, 2017

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - July 28

A look at how three coastal cities are responding to the housing crisis. (Hint: Only one of them is committed to building homes for everyone.) Read More »

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - July 21
July 21, 2017

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - July 21

The governor and legislative leaders promise to build "package" to address housing crisis before session ends Read More »

Will the governor’s new housing “package” end CA’s housing crisis? Let’s rank the ideas and find out.
July 18, 2017 by Jennifer Hernandez

Will the governor’s new housing “package” end CA’s housing crisis? Let’s rank the ideas and find out.

New tool can help measure effectiveness of housing legislation Read More »

It’s time to add “teeth” to California’s housing element law
July 18, 2017 by Cathy Creswell & Lucy Dunn

It’s time to add “teeth” to California’s housing element law

State must enforce its laws and hold cities accountable for their local housing plans Read More »

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - July 14
July 14, 2017

A Way Home for CA: What people are saying this week about the housing crisis - July 14

Sacramento talking about what would end up in a pending cap-and-trade "deal" including housing legislation Read More »

A “deal” on cap and trade and housing won’t solve the housing crisis unless it reduces development costs
July 13, 2017 by Fred Silva

A “deal” on cap and trade and housing won’t solve the housing crisis unless it reduces development costs

Housing supplies are not likely to go up unless the cost of building is addressed Read More »

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