Sonoma County’s new state housing goals seek to spur more aggressive local response to chronic shortage | The Press Democrat

“Generation Housing, a fledgling housing advocacy group in Sonoma County, aims to help hold local governments accountable in distributing their housing allocations fairly and equitably across the region, a key objective handed down by the state for the upcoming housing cycle.

Calum Weeks, policy director with Generation Housing, said local officials should put a focus on planning for more housing and upgrading infrastructure in undeserved areas such as the predominantly Latino neighborhoods in southwest Santa Rosa.

Some local residents and officials there, including Councilman Eddie Alvarez, have raised concerns the city has approved too many residential projects in their community without making what they see as corresponding investments in local roads and parks.”

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