The Hill: California reparations task force should tackle root of housing crisis

July 05, 2022 | By ANDREW QUINIO
Gavin Newsom speaking at bill signing.

A house divided cannot stand, and at today’s prices, it can’t be afforded either. That is especially true in California, where the dream of homeownership has failed to materialize for individuals of all backgrounds. Home prices are undeniably prohibitive for many Golden State residents; California has the second-highest median home price and one of the lowest homeownership rates in the nation. But instead of focusing on policies to make homeownership affordable for all Californians, the state seeks to grow the divide with race-based solutions that fail to address the primary causes of today’s high home prices.

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