SacBee: California’s affordable housing crisis must be addressed

SacBee: California’s affordable housing crisis must be addressed
January 26, 2017 Joanna Rivas

California leaders have pledged to protect our state’s prized values of inclusion, equity and opportunity as the nation ushers in a new political era. There is nothing that embodies these principles more than ensuring that all Californians have a safe place to live.

Unfortunately, Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2017-18 budget plan offers no new investment in affordable-home construction despite the fact that his own administration has declared that California’s housing crisis is as bad as it has ever been.