Western City: Finding Solutions to the Affordable Housing Shortage

Western City: Finding Solutions to the Affordable Housing Shortage
March 6, 2017 Joanna Rivas

Housing affordability is an urgent issue in California, where a majority of renters (over 3 million households) pay more than 30 percent of their income toward rent and nearly one-third (over 1.5 million households) spend more than 50 percent of their income on rent. In addition, California’s homeownership rates are at the lowest point since the 1940s. That’s why improving the affordability of workforce housing and securing additional funds for affordable housing is a strategic priority for the League in 2017.

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