Senate Bill 50 is needed to deal with our housing crisis

January 16, 2020

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“SB 50, the More Homes Act, helps ensure that every city fairly shares the responsibility of building more housing to accommodate current and future residents — the vast majority of whom are our children. This bill eliminates local bans on dearly-needed, multi-family housing near existing job centers and transportation corridors, so people can live closer to where they work and have less dependence on cars. The bill also has provisions that require developers across the state to include housing for low- and moderate-income workers — the first-ever state-wide requirement for “inclusionary” housing, the correct resolution for those cities that otherwise oppose housing developments.

There’s an old saying, “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Our current crisis came about because we didn’t build enough housing 20 years ago. The time to tackle our homelessness crisis is now.”

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