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.
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.
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 California is unaffordable to most households. Limited construction
relative to robust job growth is one of the main causes. This
study describes how local opposition to new housing construction
suppresses new housing supply, and does so in an unequal way across
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In collaboration with the Milken Institute, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION
OF REALTORS® released a report on housing finance,
which features insights from C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer, as well as
prominent voices from banking, state government, and academia. The
report was generated by a special panel session at the Milken
Institute’s prestigious California Summit, an invitation-only event
that took place in November 2013.