CBS Sacramento: California Lawmakers Looking For Ways To Close Affordable Housing Gap

CBS Sacramento: California Lawmakers Looking For Ways To Close Affordable Housing Gap
July 21, 2017 Peter

State lawmakers begin a month long recess Friday, but still on the agenda is an issue that affects every Californian—housing. There are dozens of housing bills on the table. Many seek to create more affordable homes. Many Democrats are still meeting behind the scenes to talk about getting more money—billions of new dollars—to house people on low income.“It’s been a long strange trip,” said Michael Verceli. A trip that’s taken Michael Verceli from the streets of Oakland to one of Northern California’s only affordable housing complexes for homeless and disabled veterans. And the former navy veteran doesn’t take it for granted. “There’s people clamoring to get in here,” he said. But the $55 million Mather Veteran’s Village isn’t done. The next phase is on hold. There’s just not enough money to finish it. And it’s not alone.

Read Full Article