California is on the verge of ending single-family home only zoning.
With so many displaced in the last year, California is looking to change its housing and zoning laws to provide better, more affordable housing to those who need it.
Lawmakers gave final passage last week to a bill that would allow more homes in neighborhoods now zoned only for single-family homes. This change to one of the bedrock zoning rules in the state was three years in the making and advanced after multiple high-profile failures in previous years.
An abundance of single family housing has lead to a number of citywide issues including urban sprawl, increased traffic, food deserts, and it has undermined inclusion by keeping lower-income households out of high-opportunity neighborhoods. This new law would help address these issues by creating buildings other than single family homes in many areas, especially those close to public transportation. It will be a monumental shift in current and future city development.
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