Although California ranks eighth among global economies, the state also holds the dubious distinction of having the highest poverty rate in the United States. Analysts say the exorbitant housing costs and shortages are the cause. Others observe that recent wildfires that have destroyed thousands of homes are contributing to the problem.
Nearly 21,000 families around Sacramento—and about a half-million across California—live in mobile homes, which are often the only affordable option for lower income families in one of the country’s most expensive housing states.Now, housing advocates and state officials are encouraging lawmakers to lower taxes and fees for these mobile homeowners
The California Legislature last week passed more than a dozen housing bills in an effort to quell ever increasing cost of living in the state.
California is the world’s sixth largest economy, and yet some 300 of the state’s communities lack access to safe and affordable drinking water. A coalition of clean water advocates and legislators want to change that by passing a law that would create a new Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.
The proposed Kettleman Reservoir aims to reconstruct a portion of the old Tulare Lake bed to restore depleted groundwater supplies.