DEPENDS ON HOUSING
new housing units needed by 2030
of Californians can't afford median home price
considering leaving the state due to high cost of living
“It's time for California to say
YES to housing.”
Governor Gavin Newsom
2020 State of the State Address
Who are we?
Housing for California is an initiative of the California Association of REALTORS® to support policies that help Californians live and work in the same community.
California is the land of opportunity and prosperity, yet ranks last in the nation in housing affordability, in large part due to lack of supply.
Take action to urge our elected officials and policymakers to embrace solutions to California’s housing shortage. Together, we can make housing for all a reality.
California Has a Homeownership Crisis
California has a severe shortage of affordable rental housing, but also has a crisis in homeownership, with the nation’s second most expensive home market relative to family incomes.
Nov 20, 2022
Housing-Affordability Index Drops to Lowest Level Since 2006
Despite forecasts for a cooling housing market in 2022, U.S. home prices are still hitting record highs, even with mortgage rates surging in recent months. WSJ’s Dion Rabouin explains what’s driving demand, evidence of a slowdown on the horizon, and what that could mean for the economy.
Jul 8, 2022
You could be a joint homeowner — with the state
Much has been made about the persistent disagreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers over how to put money back in the pockets of Californians reeling from high gas prices and the rising cost of living, but what about addressing the state’s perennial problem — housing?
Jun 15, 2022
A snapshot of new state government efforts to tackle California’s housing crisis
A year after the creation of sweeping laws to increase the construction of duplexes and small apartment buildings, California lawmakers have turned their attention to money for affordable housing and easing the burdens of homeownership for first-time buyers.
Apr 11, 2022
Lawmakers call for Newsom to increase funding in homeownership programs
Both Republican and Democrat lawmakers took to the steps of the Capitol Tuesday. They said homeownership provides economic stability and creates generational wealth.
Apr 5, 2022