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State Faulted For Being Too Slow in Offering Affordable Housing According to An Audit

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A state audit report found that the state has failed to act effectively to produce affordable housing necessary to alleviate the state’s housing crisis.

“The rapid creation of affordable housing is critical because more than 1.4 million low-income California renter households lack access to affordable housing,” Tilden wrote in a letter Tuesday to the governor and other state leaders…

…The audit found, “The State’s need for affordable housing is significantly outpacing its production, which is negatively affecting Californians.”

According to 2021 reports by the California Housing Partnership, “1.4 million low‑income California households lacked access to affordable housing.”

But despite its need for affordable housing, “the State has annually fallen 100,000 units short on its affordable housing creation goals for many years.”