New Report Says California Needs New Housing

Builders have said for years that Sacramento and California as a whole weren’t building enough new housing to meet demand. A new report released Thursday is now saying the same thing — and warns of consequences for the state’s economy if things don’t change.

The report, from Bay Area think-tank Next 10, found only Alaska had fewer housing permits for every 100 new residents over the last decade. Between 2005 and 2015 – which includes the last couple years of the housing boom – there were only 21.5 permits issued in California for every 100 people new to the state.

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