The following are research reports and information relevant to current issues facing the building industry.
Why are Housing Costs so High? – May 2018
This report is an effort to begin addressing the root causes of the region’s housing affordability crisis. It takes a close look at some of the forces behind our regions excessive housing prices and effective solutions to help increase housing supply for every level of income, which ultimately drives down the costs and works towards alleviating our County’s housing crisis.
This report presents an objective analysis of the cumulative economic impact of government fees, regulations, and requirements on the cost of new single and multi-family housing, including both purchased and rented units, in various jurisdictions in San Diego County.
Final CA Affordable Housing Cost Study Report – Oct 2014
This study shows data that was collected and analyzed from hundreds of multi-family projects completed in California during the past decade, resulting in the largest and most comprehensive data set of its kind ever assembled for the state.
2014 Economic Benefits of Housing – Sept. 2014 Update
“The housing industry is one of California’s most visible and far-reaching industries. On the most basic level, the state’s housing stock provides shelter for its current and future residents and offers a variety of real estate ownership and investment options, while construction of new housing units supports jobs and expands the housing stock.”
“California has made great progress in reducing internal water use in newly constructed homes through the implementation of California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) and updated plumbing fixture standards. Existing homes now represent a much greater savings potential than newly constructed homes in California since CALGreen’s implementation.”