Yeah, make housing more expensive. That’ll solve the shortage. I’d love to know what goes on in the brains of California politicians.
Myths: ADUs, affordable housing, tolerance towards the homeless who are drug addicts works
Realities: Restrictions on zoning, Nimbyies , EPA, government over regulation and increased drug addiction
” Shaw says. “When you have zoning restrictions that prevent you from building the housing you need, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get in the situation we have.”
Solutions… None, as long as California has single party rule and blames housing problems on landlords
Tech can’t solve people problems
Four years ago, Liccardo set a goal to create housing for all of San Jose’s 7,400 homeless. The city has just about hit that goal, sheltering 6,937 people this year. The problem, Liccardo explains, is “as quickly as we’re housing residents, we’re seeing three more getting pushed out into the street by the economy.”
People don’t have a right to live in the city of their choice. The most realistic solution is to help the people move to cities they can afford.
“But in the past five years, San Jose has built only one unit of housing for every six jobs it’s created — a recipe for rising rents, rabid competition for available units, and, ultimately, economic evictions like the ones many of the families in the parking lot described when Rolling Stone visited in March.”
Either politicians can’t do basic math or they don’t care about fixing it.
On Common Ground: Economic Inequality & the Housing Crisis
Does economic inequality threaten the social fabric of the Bay Area? And what are we going to do about it together?
It’s not news anymore: the Bay Area has a housing crisis in need of urgent action. A housing shortage, plus rising rents and stagnant wages, are leaving more and more people vulnerable to homelessness. The crisis has prompted leaders from every sector–private companies, philanthropy, government, think tanks and community organizations–to design proposals, sponsor bills and launch coalitions for tackling the issue. Can these solutions outpace the problem, and the income inequality at its core?
Join KQED host Mina Kim and our distinguished panel as they discuss the complexities of the housing crisis, the proposed solutions, Prop 13, and more.
How about a builder on the panel…Oh I forgot, they just want to share their feelings…solutions are too painful to discuss