Rutherford Housing/Homelessness Q2

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Abuse of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has exacerbated the state’s housing affordability issues by making it more difficult and more expensive for developers to bring homes to the market. In particular, the law has been used to stymie high-density and in-fill housing projects that would help ease housing affordability, and those objections aren’t really about environmental impacts but are simply a NIMBY reaction.

In addition, regulations like the state’s residential solar power mandate and the potential imposition of an indirect source rule on housing projects by the South Coast Air Quality Management District will make housing even less affordable by increasing the costs of creating new housing—costs that will be passed on to buyers and renters.