Embarcadero Institute

February 26, 2021

We're Solving the Wrong Crisis: Finding & Fixing the Real Housing Crisis in California 

Embarcadero Institute president and co-founder, Gab Layton reminds readers that when incentives are created for market-rate housing, Big Tech and real estate interest groups benefit at the expense of addressing the 'real' crisis: California has far too little affordable housing for the minimum wage-earners who live in metro areas.

December 21, 2020

Can't Fix What You Can't Measure: Correcting the Record on Double Counting in State RHNA Numbers 

Embarcadero Institute president, Gab Layton, corrects the record on double counting in the state' RHNA numbers and argues that any state-adopted methodology tied to critical funding ought to be accurate, defensible, and based in fact.

October 1, 2020

Embarcadero Institute Responds to Housing Formula Report Critiques

Last week TPR shared a new report from Embarcadero Institute disputing the accuracy of the state's methodology for calculating local housing needs. With the state moving to hold local governments accountable for meeting housing production goals and the report finding a 900,000 unit discrepancy, offered here is Embarcadero Institute's response to criticism received regarding the report's conclusions.

September 23, 2020

CA’s Housing Needs Assessment Used Incorrect Data & Masks California's Failure to Build Affordable Housing

The latest research from Embarcadero Institute finds that California’s most recent housing needs assessment was calculated using incorrect vacancy rates and double counting resulting in inflated numbers that obscure the state’s true need: funding for affordable housing.

July 7, 2020

Embarcadero Institute: Affordable Housing Legislation Falls Short Despite Market-Rate Overperformance

In continuation of TPR's ongoing coverage of state legislative efforts to expand the state supply of affordable housing, republished here with permission is the Embarcadero Institute’s plain-language analysis of housing legislation introduced during the 2020 legislative session.

February 11, 2020

Embarcadero Institute: Transit-Rich Urban Centers Exceed Housing Numbers, Fail on Affordability

Embarcadero Institute’s plain-language analysis of state housing data, which fails to support the foundational premise of SB50 that increasing housing supply will result in housing affordability.

August 25, 2019

Sen. Skinner’s SB 330: One-Size Housing Approval Devalues Community Voices

Embarcadero Institute’s plain-language analysis of SB 330's preemption of local planning and zoning processes and limited public engagement in development decisions.

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