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Policy Tag: Policy Analysis

Making Missing Middle Pencil: The Math Behind Small-Scale Housing Development

This brief examines the financial feasibility of building missing middle housing, such as duplexes, fourplexes, and ten-unit buildings, in California.…

Cost of Building

What Small Multifamily Rental Property Owners Tell Us About Implementation of Tenant Protection Laws

Author: Shazia Manji, Research Associate Though roughly 35 percent of the US population lives in rental housing, no comprehensive or…

Rental Housing

Modeling Inclusionary Zoning’s Impact on Housing Production in Los Angeles: Tradeoffs and Policy Implications

  Guest author Shane Phillips from the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies has authored a paper that uses…

Regulations and Land Use

Stretched to Capacity: The Challenges Facing California’s Homelessness Service Providers

Author: Ryan Finnigan In recent years, nonprofit homelessness organizations in California have substantially increased the breadth and scale of the…

Homelessness

Making It Pencil: the Math Behind Housing Development – 2023 Update

This brief explains the basics of how developers build new housing in California, aiming to serve as a resource for…

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Cost of Building

California’s Prohousing Designation Program: Rewarding City and County Policies that Boost Housing Supply

In this paper, we examine data for 10 early adopters of California's Prohousing Designation Program, and assess whether the policies…

Regulations and Land Use

2023 California Housing Legislative Round Up

On September 14th, the California Legislature wrapped up the first year of a two-year legislative session, with several dozen housing…

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Communities and Regions

Five Recent Trends in Homelessness in California

This report, the first in a series, describes the number and characteristics of people experiencing homelessness in California and documents…

Homelessness

Achieving Housing Abundance Near Transit

  This demonstrates how U.S. housing and transportation policy encouraged sprawling, car-dependent housing development that has reinforced social and racial…

Communities and Regions

Residential Housing Is Now Allowed in All Commercial Zones: Are California Cities Ready?

Overview  California Assembly Bill 2011 (Wicks) was signed into law by Governor Newsom in September 2022 and went into effect…

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Regulations and Land Use