Ask 10 people what drives housing costs out of reach of many families and you will likely get 10 different answers.

KQUED recently published a more in-depth look at what is driving California’s housing prices, highlighting five main drivers of the Golden State’s sky-high real estate valuations.

The article is enlightening because it shows the complex array of issues housing advocates face as they work to make more of the state’s housing stock attainable to local families.

The Mountain Housing Council is deeply involved in confronting these challenges. From advocating for more streamlined permit processes to encouraging secondary units as a way to bolster housing supply, we know that many simultaneous efforts, not one single solution, is the key to addressing the housing crisis we face.

Read the KQUED article here, and stay tuned for Mountain Housing Council’s policy recommendations and other innovative solutions to make housing accessible to local families and workers.