California Economic Summit presents new housing series A Way Home for CA
May 3, 2017 by John Guenther
CA Fwd and the California Economic Summit have launched a new story series showcasing local efforts to get more housing built, reduce rising costs, and make housing more affordable for more Californians.
A Way Home for CA features perspectives from across the state on both the cost of doing nothing about statewide housing shortages and the innovative ways communities are beginning to solve this problem themselves.
The Summit released a statewide strategy this year for expanding access to housing—emphasizing an array of state and local actions that can help more communities say “Yes” to new development. This One Million Homes Framework has been endorsed by a coalition of environmentalists, affordable housing and equity advocates, local planners, homebuilders, and business associations.
While the Summit and its partners are continuing to work on state housing policy in Sacramento, A Way Home for CA aims to build momentum at the local level, amplifying successful efforts to get more housing built—and sharing emerging best practices with state policymakers.
In January, the California Economic Summit created the 2017 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity, which lays out a strategy that brings focus to upward mobility and includes ways to how to build more -- and more affordable -- housing.
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