CALIFORNIA'S FUTURE
DEPENDS ON HOUSING

3.5 MILLION

new housing units needed by 2030

72%

of Californians can't afford median home price

53%

considering leaving the state due to high cost of living

SOLUTIONS TO

OUR HOUSING CRISIS

Take on

Root Causes

Build More

Housing

Promote

Housing Equity

 

“It's time for California to say
YES to housing.”

Governor Gavin Newsom
2020 State of the State Address
 

Who are we?

We're 

Californians.

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.

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LATEST NEWS

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.

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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.

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Apr 5, 2022

More Black and Latino Californians face out-of-reach home prices

A California Association of Realtors study found fewer than one in five Black and Latino households were able to buy a median-priced, single-family home, underscoring California’s income inequality and high housing costs.

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Mar 24, 2022

Millennials find a brutal market for buying homes, and it’s not going to get any easier

Though new homes were being built throughout California in 2018, they scarcely made a dent in the state’s massive housing shortage.

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Mar 23, 2022

Assembly bill would tax house flippers, those who sell homes a few years after buying

House flippers could be taxed 25% of their profit under the California Speculation Act, a bill introduced by Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego).

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Mar 10, 2022