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California Housing Market Problems

Friday, September 8, 2000 - 12:00PM

Reduced multifamily production, less public assistance and a loss of federally-subsidized affordable housing units are just a few of the many problems facing California’s housing market, California Budget Project (CBP) Executive Director Jean Ross told a San Francisco housing briefing Sept. 7.

In a joint presentation of the report, Locked Out: California’s Affordable Housing Crisis, CPB and advocacy group Housing California made the following recommendations: 1) increase the federal government’s commitment to affordable housing 2) use existing resources for affordable housing more effectively 3) increase state support for housing 4) link housing support to services for special needs populations. "We need more commitment, particularly on the federal level," Ross said. "It’s time for the federal government to step up to the plate." To access the report, click here.

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