KCBX: Housing on the Central Coast: affordable to whom?

KCBX: Housing on the Central Coast: affordable to whom?
March 25, 2018 Peter

Can the Central Coast ever be an affordable place to live? That question was pondered Thursday at the San Luis Obispo County Housing Summit. Local leaders, city planners, home builders, and realtors from across the state met to share experiences in creating affordable housing. But the big question being asked is, what kind of housing is necessary? In a San Luis Obispo hotel ballroom, a Who’s Who of California housing experts showcased their development projects – either completed or underway, many aimed at a variety of incomes. “It’s a home ownership project that we did called Moylan Terrace,” Scott Smith, executive director of the San Luis Obispo Housing Authority, explained during the first of several panels.  “It’s 80 homes. They are owner-occupied homes, and 27 of those were deed restricted homes. They were sold at below market prices.”

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