Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Solano rents jump, burdening tenants, landlords | Press Democrat

“All this is part of an ongoing, bigger discussion about housing in short supply.

Generation Housing of Sonoma County has surmised in its January 2022 housing report that 58,000 new housing units are needed by 2030. Granted, not all these units would mean single-family, stick-built homes. That number would involve multi-family complexes, tiny homes and motel conversions, among other creative-thinking outlets.

“It’s going to take all of the above. That’s the only way we’ll be able to get there. But it’s doable. With housing costs, there’s a direct relationship between supply and demand,” Executive Director Jen Klose said, further pointing out a lower inventory since out-of-town remote workers started moving in during the pandemic. “We didn’t have the spare housing to deal with this influx of demand.”

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