California Bill Would Allow Unrestricted Housing by Transit, Solve State Housing Crisis

January 05, 2018

“It’s just about the most radical attack on California’s affordability crisis you could imagine.

Almost everyone agrees California needs more housing. The state is home to 6 of the country’s 10 most expensive metro areas, in part because of decades of under-building.      

Wiener’s bill, SB-827, flies in the face of every assumption Americans have held about neighborhood politics and design for a century. Transit hubs are exactly where more housing can be built with the least effect on traffic, so that’s the practice Wiener’s bill tries to promote.”