A Climate Agenda Without A Housing Agenda Is Incomplete

Governor Brown signing Senate Bill 100
Because California has historically provided almost complete local control to cities around housing, many cities have mostly banned new housing. The YIMBY (Yes in My Backyard) movement seeks to legalize new housing by changing zoning laws
  • Explosive housing costs in more and more parts of the state
  • Evictions and displacement
  • A huge homeless population
  • Children not being able to remain or move back to the community where they grew up
  • Families being forced to move because they can’t afford housing for a growing family
  • Over-crowding
  • A poverty rate well above the national rate
  • Businesses choosing to expand outside the state because their workers can’t find affordable housing
  • People pushed into crushing commutes because they can’t afford housing anywhere near where they work
Senate Bill 827 led to a statewide debate about how to solve California’s housing crisis.

CA State Senator. Urbanist. Environmentalist. Advocate for transit, housing, clean energy, criminal justice reform, health, ending poverty. Democrat. 🏳️‍🌈

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Scott Wiener

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CA State Senator. Urbanist. Environmentalist. Advocate for transit, housing, clean energy, criminal justice reform, health, ending poverty. Democrat. 🏳️‍🌈

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