California housing permits lagging

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Even has California continues to face a sever housing crisis, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that from 2013 through 2022 California counties and cities approved housing units at a rate of 2,600 per 100,000 residents, well below the national rate of 3,900. This places California 39th of the 50 states in the issuing of permits.

Analysts say that California’s environmental law is often incorrectly used to force a lengthy review process, thus delaying much-needed housing projects.