SacBee: Don’t let special interests exploit California’s housing crisis

SacBee: Don’t let special interests exploit California’s housing crisis
September 1, 2017 Peter

People of all ages, colors and socio-economic backgrounds are suffering from the low supply of new housing, which is leading to increased poverty and homelessness throughout California. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office says California must add 100,000 units a year – more than double the current pace – to alleviate home prices and rents. We applaud the Legislature’s leadership for putting together a broad package of legislation that includes dedicated funding for housing for low-income households. But effective reform must also include the California Environmental Quality Act that is abused to block market-rate and subsidized housing projects.

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