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Why affordable housing is part of the cap-and-trade conversation




Oakcrest Terrace, a new affordable housing development in Yorba Linda. (Jill Replogle/KPCC)
Oakcrest Terrace, a new affordable housing development in Yorba Linda. (Jill Replogle/KPCC)
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With rents rising and vacancy rates low, California is facing a deep housing crisis. 

The situation has spurred some lawmakers to seize the moment in Sacramento, taking the opportunity of a difficult vote for Governor Brown's signature cap-and-trade program to leverage support for affordable housing goals.

Update: California legislative leaders announced late Monday a vote expected on a package of affordable housing measures is being delayed until after the August recess.

To talk about what's at stake amidst the Sacramento deal-making, Take Two welcomed Matt Schwartz, President and CEO of the California Housing Partnership Corporation. The advocacy group provides research and information to lawmakers around housing finance.

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