Wednesday, July 15, 2020

California Becoming the Hotbed for Modular Affordable Housing Projects

Companies like Apple, Google and other major employers in California are stepping up to find housing solutions for the affordable housing market and also housing for the homeless.

"Homelessness is not an issue in California, it’s the issue," San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said on a January panel at the 88th U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting.

The state's local leaders are working to soften the financial blow of the pandemic for vulnerable renters and people experiencing homelessness. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and city council members recently unveiled a $17 million plan to build up to 500 modular and prefabricated homes, "taking advantage of  recently-relaxed state environmental regulations to build emergency housing," the San Jose Mercury News reports. 

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