Partner Reports

 Regulating ADUs in California: Local Approaches & Outcomes

While accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are often mentioned as a key strategy in solving the nation's housing affordability challenges, little is known about how formal ADU ordinances contribute to these goals. This paper - the second in a five-part collaboration between UC Berkeley's Terner Center for Housing Innovation and the Center for California Real Estate - identifies the three main approaches to ADUs among California localities, based on a new index of relative restrictiveness. Learn more about this partnership here.

 

 

 Housing Policies in California Cities: Seeking Local Solutions to a Statewide Shortfall

Decisions about housing development are made at the local level, encouraging or deterring growth in ways that shape patterns of affordability and opportunity. This paper - the first in a five-part collaboration between UC Berkeley's Terner Center for Housing Innovation and the Center for California Real Estate - explores the local land use policies and planning practices, along with housing, economic, and demographic characteristics, that shape housing development in California cities, with a specific exploration of the consequences of these patterns for young adults. Learn more about this partnership here.

 

 

 Fading Promise: Millennial Prospects in the Golden State

Joel Kotkin, RC Hobbs Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University presented his latest whitepaper at an event hosted by C.A.R.'s Center for California Real Estate in Sacramento on May 2, 2017.
 
In a state where housing prices are 230 percent above the national average, California's millennial generation faces unprecedented economic challenges and diminished prospects with respect to housing, according to Kotkin's report. Millennials' incomes are not higher than those in key competitive states, but the costs they must absorb, particularly for housing, are the highest in the country. Their prospects for homeownership are increasingly remote, driving substantial out-migration from the state. The report, sponsored by CCRE, found California has experienced a net loss in migrants for at least the last 15 years.

 

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