Painter Housing/Homelessness Q2
Government needs to reform planning processes that have been in place decades to serve a population in California from 50 years ago. This is a primary cause of the affordability crisis as we have simply not built the housing to accompany our population growth. Governments also need vigorously enforce housing discrimination laws as discrimination increases costs for many vulnerable families and individuals. Coincident with changes in planning policies, workforce housing will become profitable for developers to build again. Nonprofits and philanthropy can work with governments to help increase housing stability for households that earn less than 50% of AMI (Area Median income).