In 2015, cities were ordered to approve 1.2 to 1.5M units by 2025. Big cities moved fast, and the 1.2 M need has been HUGELY SLASHED.
A “3.5 M housing unit” shortage cited by legislators & media is false, and is fueling a panic of bad bills in Sacramento.
Areas lagging are San Diego, Sacramento, Riverside & Kern counties. They face locale-specific problems. Ironically, mayors in Sacramento & San Diego love Scott Wiener’s one-size-fits-all forced on everyone.
See the county-by-county charts below! Embarcadero Institute shows that 10 of the state’s 14 most populous counties are MEETING or BLASTING PAST state goals called RHNA. Yet ALL counties are failing to approve enough AFFORDABLE housing. Why? Because the legislature won’t finance it and lets developers build VERY LITTLE affordable housing. The state needs to clean its own house, and halt the vilifying of our cities and communities.