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#CASA Report Highlights 2019 Priorities For Bay Area Housing

The Committee to House the Bay Area published a housing report this week that is essential reading for everyone interested in affordable homebuilding in our region. The report recognizes the profound need of the “missing middle” — households earning between 40%-80% of Area Median Income (AMI) — and makes 10 specific proposals needed to make significant progress.

 

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Ideas on the table from the #CASA committee include long-sought-after reforms such as expediting approvals for affordable housing, which would also remove the development-killing threat of unreasonable CEQA lawsuits. It also proposes ‘good government’ reforms which would make many aspects of the entitlement and permitting process simpler, less expensive, and more transparent.

 

Welcoming the report, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco CEO Maureen Sedonaen said, “The committee’s careful recommendations include many that will foster affordable building and allow working families to stay in the communities they love.”

 

“The report is a good road map for Bay Area leaders as they work to make significant progress on housing in 2019.”

 

The report can be found here.

Categories: Housing market

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