Cavecche Housing/Homelessness Q2
What is missing in the conversation regarding affordable housing is the current cost per door to build housing in California and our local city councils reluctance to approve housing. Recent reports show that affordable housing costs are on average $400,000 per unit in the Los Angeles area. In fact studies have shown that as density increases so do permit fees. Costs. The California Code of Regulations, the California State Building Code, plus local zoning codes, regulations, and fees all drive the cost of building homes in California through the roof. When you add in the fact that bringing forward any housing project will draw the ire of residents throughout Southern California and that current elected officials don’t seem to have any backbone to solve the housing crisis you have a recipe for not enough housing in our region.