VIDEO: Why California's housing crisis needs all hands on deck
December 2, 2016 by John Guenther
The impact of California's housing affordability problem takes many forms, as our series on housing across the state's regions has shown. And identifying the right solutions among the many out there will require an "all hands on deck" approach, wielding a diverse group of strategies.
CA Fwd recently talked about the negative health impacts of the housing crisis with Dr. Raphael Bostic, the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.
In the video above, CA Fwd also asked Bostic what it would take for local governments and the state to begin to make a difference with California's housing affordability problem, including updating planning processes and revisiting the California Environmental Quality Act.
To build one million more homes for low- and middle-income Californians in the next 10 years, the California Economic Summit this year brought together a coalition of builders, housing advocates, equity groups, environmentalists, and local government leaders to identify the best elements of an “all of the above” strategy.
The resulting framework will be sharpened at the 2016 California Economic Summit, happening in Sacramento on December 13-14, and presented to the Legislature in 2017.
For more information about the 2016 Summit and how to register, visit the Summit's information page.