California’s “New York State of Mind” Approach to Housing

Jeff Montejano
CEO, Building Industry Association of Southern California

New York and California are two great states that are uniquely different today, but that may soon change. California is preparing to implement a new set of burdensome regulations, which will dramatically change the future of housing construction in neighborhoods throughout the state by adding high-density housing and creating a greater dependence on mass transit […]

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Homebuilding’s Vital Role in Difficult Economic Times

Jeff Montejano
CEO, Building Industry Association of Southern California

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, our nation is facing a tremendous amount of uncertainty when it comes to the health of our residents and the future of our economy. Skyrocketing unemployment, coupled with a volatile stock market, has led to one of the most fragile economic periods in history. Before the Coronavirus outbreak, the most pressing […]

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Three Major Hurdles to Fixing California’s Housing Crisis

Jeff Montejano
CEO, Building Industry Association of Southern California

Earlier this summer, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $214.8 billion state budget that included $2 billion in new spending to address California’s housing and homelessness crisis. While Governor Newsom and the state legislature should be applauded for their efforts, we must also acknowledge that California cannot spend its way out of the housing affordability crisis […]

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The Economic Consequences of California’s Housing Crisis

Jeff Montejano
CEO, Building Industry Association of Southern California

California’s housing crisis has received a heightened level of attention in 2019 and rightfully so. A statewide survey conducted earlier this year by the Public Policy Institute of California made headlines regarding the overwhelmingly high level of public apprehension over skyrocketing housing costs. Not only did a record-high share of Californians say that the lack […]

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Why Leadership, Not Litigation, Will Solve California’s Housing Crisis

Jeff Montejano
CEO, Building Industry Association of Southern California

Earlier this year, the state of California made headlines when it filed a lawsuit against the city of Huntington Beach, accusing the city of failing to comply with state law requiring cities and counties to set aside enough land for new housing. The state’s move came at the request of Governor Gavin Newsom who has […]

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Three Important Steps to Reaching Governor Newsom’s Housing Goals

Jeff Montejano
CEO, Building Industry Association of Southern California

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently unveiled his vision to address the state’s desperate housing needs, a statewide challenge that has worsened over the years into a full-fledged crisis. And yet, it is more obvious than ever that repeating this message has yet to produce the necessary policy breakthrough.

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