2022 was another big year for state housing legislation — here’s what the most important new laws will do.

words by Steven Yoder

The numbers on California’s housing crisis keep trending the wrong way.

The percentage of the state’s homebuyers who can afford to buy a median-priced, single-family home slid from 24% in first quarter 2022 to 16% in the second. Homelessness in Sacramento spiked 67%t between 2019 and 2022, a June count found. In an April poll Californians ranked housing affordability and homelessness No. 1 and No. 2 as the state’s most urgent issues.

Read more: What’s coming with housing laws in 2023


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Happiest of New Years to you and yours! The first issue of the year for us is our Health and Body issue, and this one is filled with information about staying healthy and safe.

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This is a wonderful step forward, if not the be-all, end-all of this fight. We thank the President, and all those that pushed this through to his desk, for their commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. What a wonderful Holiday gift! Read various statements regarding this historic act starting on page 4.

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There are just way too many holiday shopping tips to fit into one issue, so we do two every year, and here is number two! And there's still time to get some of the fun things in this issue in time for your big day. Take a look throughout the entire issue. Everything from killer shows, to killer eyewear, to home accents, to killer books and cookbooks and certainly you can’t miss The Ultimate Gift Guide, by Mikey Rox, on page 18. Also, be sure to check out the “Union Suit” on page 26. Who wouldn’t want to sit around the fire in one of those?

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The new Sacramento edition of Monopoly is here for hours of family fun. To say that that we, here at Outword Magazine, are beyond thrilled to be on the Chance square would be a total understatement! Check out all the details on page 20 and the pics of the reveal party on page 18. There are several places here in town where you can purchase your own copy, or you can order it online from Amazon or directly from the game company – also look for some that will be given away at Outword’s Happy Hour on December 9 at Badlands (which is also our annual Toy Drive for WEAVE). Again, all the details are inside this issue of Outword.

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