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California doesn't have enough housing, and lawmakers aren't doing much about it

California doesn't have enough housing, and lawmakers aren't doing much about it

The reason why California faces a housing affordability crisis is simple, many experts say: Lots of people want to live in the state and there aren’t enough houses for them.

“You don’t need a PhD in economics to understand this,” said Christopher Thornberg, an economist who recently published a report on state housing costs with the nonpartisan organization Next 10. “It’s basic supply and demand.”

The lack of housing supply fuels headlines that reveal the state’s housing problems at their...

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