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


Workers in Only Six of 58 Professions Can Easily Afford to Buy a Home in the Sacramento Area
by Seth Sandronsky

In the Sacramento metropolitan area, workers in only six of 58 professions can easily afford to buy a home with their annual salaries.

Read more: Study highlights stark reality for would-be homebuyers in the Sacramento region


Sacramento’s New Lavender Courtyard Keeps Its Promise of Safe, Comfortable Housing  for LGBTQ Seniors

Words by by Rachel Leibrock
Photos by Salgu Wissmath

New affordable living facility serves LGBTQ residents — a group that historically has faced a high rate of housing discrimination.
Michael Ryan is ready to focus on himself. And he’s found the perfect place to finally do just that.

Read more: Sacramento’s New Lavender Courtyard Keeps Its Promise


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