In his budget proposal, Gov. Gavin Newsom highlighted his support for cities to remove homeless encampments but conceded it’s only a bridge to permanent housing… …Matt Schwartz, president and CEO of the nonprofit California Housing Partnership, said while he applauds the new “short-term investments”, the money won’t come close to building the 1.2 million homes his group estimates the state Read More
California’s lack of affordable housing is severe and well-documented. One recent estimate says the state needs 1.4 million more affordable rental homes to ease the burden on low-income families. But the state’s convoluted process for financing that housing — and the effect it can have in gumming up development — is less apparent.
California’s most vexing issue is also its most shameful: the large and rising number of residents who lack a safe place to call home. In a state with vast amounts of wealth, more than 150,000 of its residents sleep in shelters, cars, or on the street. The United Nations compared the tent encampments of San Francisco to the slums of New Delhi Read More