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More than 130 bills take aim at California's housing crisis

 (Los Angeles Times)
(Los Angeles Times)

This year, California lawmakers are tackling more than 130 bills that aim to ease the state's housing affordability crisis. One longtime Sacramento observer said this is the most attention legislators have paid to housing issues in three decades. 

Highlights include a measure that would strip the state's mortgage interest deduction from vacation-home owners and redirect the roughly $300 million a year saved to finance low-income housing. Other bills would increase spending on low-income housing development by billions of dollars and streamline some local permitting reviews.

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