Increase Affordability by Reducing Cost to Build.
Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities. (Three basics in order to reduce the shortage of housing.) 1. Find Land. 2. Cities have to remove the barriers. 3. The Construction Industry has to evolve. Click to download and read
The costs of construction are rising rapidly, especially in California. The cost of building has recovered from the recession and continues to escalate...
2013: California spent about $420,000 per mile of road compared with the national average of $160,000. http://www.politifact.com
The cost of building a 100-unit affordable project in California increased from $265,000 per unit in 2000 to almost $425,000 in 2016. https://ternercenter.berkeley.edu/