Feel-good Efforts Won’t Solve California’s Housing Crisis (The Sacramento Bee)

Construction workers work on the Ice Blocks project, which will bring 150 units of high-density housing to the midtown area of Sacramento-Paul Kitagaki Jr

Construction workers work on the Ice Blocks project, which will bring 150 units of high-density housing to the midtown area of Sacramento-Paul Kitagaki Jr

Two new documents – a report by the state housing agency and Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2017-18 budget – focus harsh economic reality on fanciful political “solutions” to the state’s severe housing crisis. The state has been underbuilding housing for the last decade, ever since an overheated housing market collapsed. [READ MORE]