The California Apartment Association has published its Key Findings Report from the 2016 California Housing Forum, an event that brought together diverse thought leaders to help solve the state’s housing crisis.

Tom Bannon

“Inadequate housing stock threatens California’s economic prosperity and future,” said Tom Bannon, chief executive officer of the California Apartment Association, which organized the Housing Forum. “It is time to finally address the real causes of this crisis in a comprehensive and statewide manner.”

The inaugural Forum,
held in September in Sacramento, assembled a diverse group of stakeholders – legislators, economists, employers, developers, environmentalists and advocacy groups – to discuss the state’s lack of adequate housing stock and possible policy solutions for 2017.

The gathering, which spanned more than four hours, convened three panels on the following topics: the importance of solving California’s housing crisis, the barriers to new housing in California, and possible solutions. The following key findings emerged:

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