The Housing Policy in California Is Holding Back Its Climate Policy

Housing Policy

The high cost of housing in the state of California is in many ways a disadvantage to the residents. It is fuelling massive homelessness, hurting California’s economy and increasing economic inequality among the residents. The high costs required to own a home in the state is undermining the state’s reputation as a global leader in environmental conservation by emission reduction. The connection is well illustrated by Lila Cabrera who moved to Palmdale last year. Palmdale is a city with a population of 160,000 in Antelope valley’s high-desert region north of Los Angeles.