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.
A month before, the wealthy Peninsula suburb of Woodside alleged that its status as a “mountain lion habitat” trumped its responsibility to provide its fair share of affordable housing. Meanwhile, Los Angeles County now counts nearly 70,000 unhoused residents and has the fewest homes per adult of any region in the country.
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