Wayne Nader, chair of the Placer County Planning Commission, recently appeared in the Auburn Journal, where he shared in-depth insights into the affordable housing struggle facing Placer County residents:

“…skyrocketing values in home prices coupled with out-of-control increases in housing construction costs have left the younger generations and those in the lower income levels struggling to find affordable places to live. For those who have lived in the area for some time, it would be easy to say ‘this is not my problem.’ From my perspective, it is a problem we all should share. A healthy society has a balanced social and economic environment where opportunities exist for up and coming generations to experience the chance to own a home that they can afford. Unfortunately, in California in particular, this part of the ‘American Dream’ has become unattainable for them.”