California’s housing affordability crisis isn’t going away

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November, 2002, CALIFORNIA REALTORS unveiled the Housing Affordability Fund, a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to addressing California’s growing housing affordability crisis. In the midst of skyrocketing housing costs, REALTORS were bearing witness to more working families getting pushed away from the American dream of homeownership.

California’s housing affordability crisis is getting worse. Affordability in San Francisco is now at 10-year lows, and only one in five households can afford to purchase a median-priced single-family home in the Bay Area. The crisis has driven many people onto the water, living on makeshift boats, outside marinas, and wealthy communities.

California lawmakers have made some recent headway in scrounging up public dollars for subsidized housing. Passed last summer, a new $75 fee on home refinancing and other real estate transactions will generate more than $200 million annually for low-income housing. And a $4 billion affordable housing bond measure will be on the ballot this.

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Gavin Newsom is serious about ending the housing affordability crisis. to live (“Go west, young man!”). But for all its virtues, an abundant housing supply isn’t one of them. Indeed, the CDHDC’s.

There is a chronic shortage of housing and a lack of housing affordability throughout California. Major institutions, employers, and startups cite lack of housing options as a serious impediment to recruiting and retaining talent. The impact of housing affordability is a critical challenge to local, regional, and Statewide economies,

SB 827 sparked a spirited debate about how the state should address its housing crisis. Its lead sponsor, State Senator Scott Wiener, argued that wresting zoning decisions away. in California argue.

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A controversial proposal to increase housing near transportation and job hubs faces a key test Wednesday as California lawmakers search for solutions to the state’s housing affordability crisis..

C.A.R.’s Traditional Housing Affordability Index (HAI) measures the percentage of households that can afford to purchase the median priced home in the state and regions of California based on traditional assumptions. C.A.R. also reports its traditional and first-time buyer indexes for regions and select counties within the state.

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