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Rising Rents, Not Enough Data: How a Lack of Transparency Threatens to Undermine California’s Rent Cap

In 2019, in the midst of eroding housing affordability and concerns about evictions and displacement, California passed the Tenant Protection Act (AB 1482), which includes a statewide rent cap to protect tenants…
Commentary and Analysis

The Cost to Build New Housing Keeps Rising: State Legislation Aiming to Reverse the Upward Trend

As the Terner Center has previously documented, the cost of building housing in California has skyrocketed in recent years with materials and labor costs seeing the biggest increases. These heightened costs to…
Commentary and Analysis
new housing construction

Past Webinar: Hot Topics in Small Housing: Achieving Equity in ADU Production

On Friday, August 26 at 11 am PT, the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Center for Community Innovation, and Casita Coalition co-hosted a webinar looking at the barriers to ADU construction among…
Events
ADU Production & Equity

ADUs for All: Breaking Down Barriers to Racial and Economic Equity in Accessory Dwelling Unit Construction

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are an important and increasingly popular strategy for adding to the supply of housing in California, particularly by creating lower-cost units in single-family neighborhoods. Recent statewide legalization of…
Commentary and Analysis
Two homeowners discuss the ADU building process:

Past Webinar: ADU Construction Financing: Opportunities to Expand Access for Homeowners

The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and the Terner Center hosted a webinar discussing Freddie Mac’s recent changes to make it easier for homeowners to finance the construction of an accessory…
Events

ADU Construction Financing: Opportunities to Expand Access for Homeowners

Expanding the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs)—a secondary, often backyard home on a single-family lot—offers benefits to individual homeowners and has the potential to increase the supply of affordable homes and…
Commentary and Analysis