Full article available (for subscribers) by Ben van der Meer at Sacramento Business Journal

With the homeless population growing by the thousands in recent years, and apartment-dwellers seeing double-digit rent hikes, the shortage of affordable housing in Sacramento is undeniable.

Those in the affordable housing development world are seeing the push to meet that need play out in two ways: a gush of funding to build apartments with income-based rent restrictions, but no give in a cumbersome process to get those funds.

“It’s not a new issue, but the state has probably the most fragmented housing delivery system in the country,” said Matt Schwartz, CEO of the California Housing Partnership, a leading state advocacy group for affordable housing.

Full article available (for subscribers) by Ben van der Meer at Sacramento Business Journal