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Press Telegram: A new approach to California’s housing politics and policy

Earlier this spring, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration set a goal of building 2.5 million homes by 2030, acknowledging the need to dramatically expand supply — including affordable units — to address the state’s housing crisis. The same week, landlords in the Bay Area filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to overturn Oakland and Alameda County’s eviction moratoria.

Sacramento Bee: New Reports Look at Long-Term California Scenarios

California today is built largely on a dream of the past. A century ago, when just 3.4 million people lived on plentiful and relatively cheap land, a sprawling landscape emerged enabled by the widespread ownership and use of cars. But now, nearly a dozen times as many people call the Golden State home, and the California dream is in danger of becoming a nightmare.