Framing a New Conversation About Housing in your Community

A Housing and Public Engagement Toolkit for California

California is in desperate need of additional housing.

  • 20%|Of Californians Spend More Than Half Their Income on Rent
  • 3.5 M|Homes Need to be Built by 2025
  • 40%|Of Californians Struggle to Afford Housing


What are communities doing?

Case Story

Santa Cruz Fine-Tunes Its ADU Approach: Lessons Learned

The City of Santa Cruz has been experimenting with ADUs since the early 2000s. As of early 2019, Santa Cruz had approximately 475 ADUs, with about 50 more units coming online each year.