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Why is it so expensive to live in California? And what can the state do about it? CALmatters’ data reporter Matt Levin and Los Angeles Times housing reporter Liam Dillon chat about the latest developments in California housing policy and interview a key housing newsmaker. Listen to this podcast and we promise your rent will drop in half instantly. You can also subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and Overcast. Rate the podcast.

California lawmakers have pitched dozens of bold, high-profile solutions to California's affordable housing shortage. But for all the big-picture housing legislation that has actually become law over the past few…

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has a message for his fellow California Republicans when it comes to grappling with the state's housing crisis: Embrace more development.

A new, highly publicized study from a doctoral student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology casts doubt on whether "upzoning" actually results in more construction and lower housing prices.

A conservative Huntington Beach legislator called a state lawsuit aimed at compelling the Orange County city to build more housing a "literal cannonball" from Gov. Gavin Newsom and said it…

Gov. Gavin Newsom's housing budget tries to do a lot—including building way more housing for California's middle class.

There was so much housing news in Gov. Gavin Newsom's first budget proposal that Matt and Liam couldn't wait a week to talk about it. We don't get to everything…

Minneapolis made national headlines earlier this month when the city council forced neighborhoods previously zoned only for single family homes to allow the construction of duplexes and triplexes. Is this…

Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom may have set an astronomical goal for allowing construction of 3.5 million new housing units in California by 2025, but a key Democratic state senator says it…

All of the important housing-related results from the election, including the future of rent control and the priorities of the incoming Newsom administration.

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he'd work toward a deal between landlords and tenant groups if Prop. 10 loses. Proponents of Prop. 10 are skeptical.

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