Sac Bee: Placer County isn’t building enough affordable housing. Why that’s bad news for the economy
The Sacramento Bee reported on the growing issue of affordable housing in Placer County. PCF CEO...
They are veterans and schoolteachers, farmers and carpenters, plumbers and bank tellers and artists. They are our neighbors and friends, our grandparents and grandchildren. They are us. And many of them can’t afford to live here, where they work every day, where they grew up.
“Affordable housing is a big issue when it comes to attracting top-notch employees and we strongly support local development that keeps all income levels in mind. Our 2400+ workforce spans the economic arc, from introductory jobs to executive management.” – Dawn Clayton, General Manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort
It's projected that 54,000 new homes will be built in the next 20 years in Placer County. There's a very real need to further the development of mixed-income communities with a range of housing options. Affordable and well-located housing options are at the heart of individual economic opportunities and strong local economies.
Send a call to action to our policy makers to prioritize housing needs in Placer County. Take a moment now to read and sign this petition.
CREATE DECENT HOMES AT REASONABLE COSTS FOR ALL IN PLACER COUNTY
Nearly 42% of Placer County households are strapped by housing costs. Whether renting or buying, families are getting priced out of our communities. It’s our firefighters, schoolteachers, bank tellers and trade workers. They are us, our neighbors and vital to the stability of our workforce and economy.
We are facing a serious gap in housing. According to the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), Placer County needs 21,000+ new units of attainable housing by 2021. But as of the most recent County Housing Needs Assessment Progress Report, less than 4% of these units have been built.
Our economy depends on a strong, local workforce. When we support accessible housing, we’re helping to secure the economy by:
Retaining and attracting skilled, local workers
Increasing buying power of local residents
Improving the health of our community
Creating a family friendly environment
Sign this petition to send a call to action to our policy makers to prioritize housing needs in Placer County. And use your digital blow horn to encourage your social media and email network to sign it as well. Your support matters!