Now, after it appeared lawmakers would make their strongest attempt yet at addressing California’s housing affordability challenges, they believe their measures won’t be enough. “We all know we have.

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exposing the dark side of rent control. California is in the midst of crippling housing crisis. The state’s population has steadily grown, but it hasn’t been building new places for people to live at anything close to the same rate.

In a hearing room in California’s capitol on Tuesday, State Senator Scott Wiener described a widespread housing crisis in stark terms. California is short about 3.5 million homes, he said.

Since about 1970, California has been experiencing an extended and increasing housing shortage,: 3 such that by 2018, California had the 49th lowest ratio of housing units per resident.: 1 The shortage has been estimated at 3-4 million housing units (20-30% of California’s housing stock, 14 million as of 2017).

Foreclosures down for third straight month as lenders manage backlog: RealtyTrac foreclosure filings dip for third straight month. Banks repossessed more than 77,000 homes last month, down from nearly 88,000 homes in September.. lenders are delaying foreclosure as they.

Getting a loan isn’t the ordeal. in places such as California, Florida and Texas, where affordable housing demand is especially strong. Jobs for truckers, forklift operators and many others.

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'It's like we don't exist': California's invisible rural housing crisis. The projected drop-off in affordable housing would hit hardest in the Midwest. “Homelessness in rural areas isn't usually as visible as it is in cities,” Mr. Wiener says.. or living in cars or RVs as more of the affordable housing is going away.

As the housing crisis has grown across California, the state has seen a rise in the number of “super commuters,” residents who commute longer hours to cities starved of affordable housing. and it.

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C.A.R.’s Traditional Housing Affordability Index (HAI) measures the percentage of households that can afford to purchase the median priced home in the state and regions of California based on traditional assumptions. C.A.R. also reports its traditional and first-time buyer indexes for regions and select counties within the state.

By: Donna Kimura June 13, 2019 – With a growing homeless population and daunting goals in front of them, California’s housing leaders say they are determined to tackle the affordability crisis.