San Diego is one of the most expensive housing markets in the country and has the fourth highest homeless population. Planning activist Murtaza Baxamusa identifies four needed measures.
As the economy improves, California’s affordable housing crisis is worsening. The average rent in California ($1,240) is almost fifty percent higher than the national average. This is pricing out our state’s low-wage blue collar workers, who have flat incomes and rising commutes. It would take a service worker in San Jose 20 years to save up enough to buy a home.Continue Reading How to fix California’s Housing Affordability Crisis
Governor Brown does not like affordable housing. But, he does like the bullet train that will connect Los Angeles to San Francisco. The first leg will connect Bakersfield to Fresno. (None of my transportation consultant friends support the high speed train or the first leg.)Continue Reading California Needs Brown to Trade the Train for Affordable Housing