REPORT: AFFORDABLE HOUSING GETTING SCARCER, LESS AFFORDABLE

A series of reports on eight Valley counties show a staggering deficit of available housing for low-income renters and increasing costs pushing housing options out of reach.

“In California, including in the San Joaquin Valley, we have to move beyond the usual platitudes about having an affordable housing crisis. It is more than that. It is a human catastrophe of historic dimensions,” California Coalition for Rural Housing Executive Director Rob Wiener said in a written statement about the reports generated and released by the California Housing Partnership in collaboration with his organization.