Skip to main content

CalMatters Op-Ed: Washington, We Need Every Dollar of Housing Aid

As federal negotiations around the Build Back Better package continue, a historic commitment of $327 billion towards housing is at risk of being significantly cut back. In an op-ed for CalMatters, our Founder and Advisor Carol Galante and Barry Zigas of Zigas & Associates argue it would be a critical error to miss this opportunity not only to expand much-needed funding to our housing system but also to advance a comprehensive approach that tackles the obstacles and policies that have constrained housing supply and access to opportunity.

Drawing on the lessons from the Terner Center’s proposed federal policy framework Building a Better Ladder of Housing Opportunity in the United States, the op-ed asserts that the federal government must push forward a complementary strategy that combines demand-side subsidies with investment in housing production and rehabilitation. Read the full op-ed here.

Related Articles

Two New Papers Explore the Potential of Commercial to Residential Conversions

Commercial land is ubiquitous throughout California, but can repurposing these areas for housing make a meaningful dent towards the state’s…

Taking Housing Solutions from the Near-Term Crisis to the Long-Term Crisis

As a result of state and federal eviction moratoria and renter financial stress during the pandemic, landlords, particularly smaller-scale owners,…

Findings and Lessons from Two National Surveys of Landlords

The pandemic’s financial consequences have been disproportionately borne by the nation’s renters, who have been more likely to report lost…

Single-Family Zoning Reform Highlights a Breakthrough in California Housing Policy

2021 was a breakthrough year for California housing policymaking as lawmakers approved historic statewide zoning reforms and committed unprecedented resources…