HOUSING AND JOBS NOW!
The Facts Speak for Themselves: Building More Housing Will Build a Stronger Economy
California must build 3.5 million new housing units by 2025 if it is to relieve the demand and reduce cost. We need to identify construction opportunities by looking at vacant urban land and areas around transit hubs, bringing jobs closer to housing so we can make our housing problem better without making traffic gridlock worse. [San Jose Mercury News 2018]
California has the highest effective poverty rate in the nation, in large part because of our high cost of housing, which makes millions poorer and keeps families out of the middle class [San Jose Mercury News 2018].
But the good news is that addressing our housing shortage will help lift millions of families into the middle class – because it will lower the cost of their housing and create hundreds of thousands of new high-wage construction jobs [San Jose Mercury News 2018].