Research and Resources

Overview

Housing Research and Resources

SACOG provides its member agencies from the six-county region with housing information, resources, and technical assistance. The items below are intended to assist member agencies in better understanding regional housing issues, trends, legislation, and policies for improving housing outcomes.

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Housing Policy Toolkit

The Housing Policy Toolkit is a menu of policy options and best practices for removing barriers to new housing in infill and established communities. It provides a roadmap to allow for more housing product choices to be built in more locations, using a simple, non-discretionary approval process with streamlined environmental review and reasonable fees.

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2017 California Housing Legislation Webinar

2017 California Housing Legislation Webinar
Hear from State Housing law Expert

In 2017, the California State Legislature passed a number of new laws that affect what local governments are required to do regarding housing.  This webinar summarized the key housing-related bills that were approved and their implications to cities and counties.  SACOG held this webinar on October 31, 2017.  The speakers are Barbara Kautz and Eric Phillips of Goldfarb Lipman LLP.  The session lasts around 75 minutes and includes questions from the live audience.

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Future Housing Product Type and Demand Preference

SACOG staff prepared the 2018 Housing White Paper as a literature review and summary of findings regarding national, state and regional housing trends. The paper may provide insight on what the future of housing would be for the 2020 Update of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS).  It was prepared for and presented to the SACOG Board of Directors in May, 2018.

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Sacramento Region Housing Production and Demand

SACOG staff prepared a presentation for the SACOG Board of Directors that summarized housing demand and supply in the six-county region. The 2018 State of Housing presentation helped put into context some of the challenges to housing production this region is seeing. It was presented to the SACOG Board of Directors in February, 2018 prior to a panel discussion by private and non-profit housing developers on the obstacles to housing production in the region.