Californians began this 12 months with a big exchange in housing construction. On Jan. 1, a brand new state regulation started permitting belongings homeowners to construct a minimum of duplexes on just about all residential parcels, finishing the dominance of single-family home-only zoning that has formed the state’s development patterns.
What is going to occur in housing this 12 months? In this episode of “Gimme Refuge: The California Housing Disaster Podcast,” we talk about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plans to pump $2 billion extra into homelessness prevention efforts, why lawmakers may flip clear of additional zoning adjustments and the way the COVID-19 pandemic is continuous to impact tenants and landlords in Los Angeles and in different places.
Our visitor is Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), who’s the brand new chairwoman of the Meeting Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Building. Wicks discusses her priorities and the way she plans to form the state’s reaction to its inexpensive housing demanding situations.
“Gimme Refuge,”a biweekly podcast that appears at why it’s so pricey to reside in California and what the state can do about it, options Liam Dillon, who covers housing affordability problems for the Los Angeles Occasions, and Manuela Tobías, housing reporter for CalMatters.