Gov. Gavin Newsom attempted to make a dent in California’s housing-affordability problems in his first budget proposal last week.
Newsom put forward $2.3 billion in new low- and moderate-income housing and homelessness spending. And he also promised to — for the first time — to punish cities and counties that don’t approve enough new homes by taking away their transportation dollars.
On this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast,” we examine the new governor’s plans and what they might mean for housing affordability and how housing politics are changing under a new administration.