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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 for the creation of more affordable and supportive housing. Buoyed by a unified and coordinated effort in the Senate and an unexpected budget surplus the legislature and the administration found the resolve to accomplish key goals to address the state’s persistent housing affordability challenges, though much more work remains. 

Our Policy Director David Garcia offers an analysis of the legislative session, an overview of the housing-related bills that passed this year, and a look ahead to the priorities for the 2022 session. Read more here.

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