The lack of housing availability and affordability has reached crisis proportions in California. The conditions we experience today have been building over the last several decades largely due to limited production, particularly in coastal and urbanized areas. Housing is a basic human need. All people living in our State should have access to affordable, secure, and decent housing in neighborhoods within reasonable commutes to their workplaces— commutes that minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Californians recognize that the housing crisis has created inequities that erode local economic conditions and the social fabric of our communities. Allowing for new housing of multiple types and scales that are supported by infrastructure capacity and community facilities—and can be constructed in environmentally sound locations with minimal delays—will provide the right conditions to begin producing housing for all Californians and will allow all California communities to thrive.
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