Many Bay Area Cities Flunk Housing Report Card

A business group publishes its annual "report card" or housing profile for Bay Area communities by comparing local housing permits issued to state-mandated housing goals.
July 26, 2006, 12pm PDT | Irvin Dawid
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"When it comes to building their 'fair share' of new housing, Santa Clara County gets a C-plus grade and San Mateo County gets a stinging F, a business-oriented public policy group concludes in a report scheduled for release today."

"The nine-county Bay Area earns a B grade in the survey, which compares the number of housing permits issued by local governments to state-mandated goals for producing enough new housing to keep up with projected population and job growth. Those goals are known as cities' and counties' fair share housing targets."

"'Residents who don't want the Peninsula's suburban character to change resist the construction of high-density housing like apartments and condominiums,' said Chris Mohr, executive director of the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County."

Thanks to Chris Mohr

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Published on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 in San Jose Mercury News
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