Roadmap Home 2030: Zoning Reform
California’s Roadmap Home 2030 recommends allowing increases in height and density for mixed-income and affordable housing in resource-rich neighborhoods that give families and children the best chance at economic mobility and other positive outcomes. In many of these neighborhoods, local zoning rules do not allow this type of housing, contributing to affordable housing shortages, long commutes, and racial and economic segregation. Targeted zoning changes could create hundreds of thousands of needed homes while making California more inclusive and helping meet environmental goals—all without public subsidy.
Zoning changes should increase access to resource-rich neighborhoods, advance environmental goals, and reduce displacement pressure on low-income communities of color. Click the map to see how the Roadmap proposal would advance these goals.
How many homes could zoning changes create and where would they be located?
Allowing increases in height and density for mixed-income and affordable housing in resource-rich neighborhoods could create hundreds of thousands of new homes, primarily in exclusionary areas in high-cost coastal markets where housing shortages are most acute. Statewide and county-level impacts are shown in the map and charts below. Details on policy specifications and the analysis behind these impact estimates are available here.