Last week Placer County contracted with BAE Urban Economics Consulting Group to carry out four main tasks: to assess and identify affordable housing needs and development opportunities; make recommendations about any current housing standards and policies that may be hampering development; develop a site evaluation tool to help determine the profitability of potential projects; and review recent state housing policy changes to ensure Placer’s policy remains consistent.

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This is important work to identify and remove barriers to affordable housing.