California has the most expensive real estate markets in the U. S., while state funds for affordable housing have largely dried up. A new proposal passed the state senate Thursday that may provide a new source. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
The Building Industry Association, National Association of Home Builders, and the California Building Industry Association are hosting their annual Housing Policy Conference in Ontario tomorrow (Friday). KVCR's Rick Dulock called the local Building Industry Association CEO, Carlos Rodriguez, to find out more.
When the U.S. housing market collapsed about ten years ago, the carnage was especially severe in Southern California's Inland Empire. Back then home building was booming, fueled in part by risky home loans. You know what happened next; foreclosures, thousands of them. Every street could tell a story. Today we visit one, in Bloomington near San Bernardino, to kick off a series examining how the crisis is still affecting people and communities today. The California Report's John Sepulvado introduces this story from reporter Steven Cuevas.