I noticed in the San Bernardino Sun (see RHNA housing permit goals) the other day that Yucaipa and Calimesa both received low to failing grades for permits for building affordable housing. Whilst by no means the only communities doing a poor job in this regard (see Beaumont - disgraceful), I’m sure we can do better.
In Yucaipa there have been and are several projects for senior affordable housing, but what about younger people and families? Clearly we can only issue permits for what builders propose, but perhaps some areas should be zoned for multifamily housing only. I remember when starting out on my own renting an apartment in an apartment complex, but I don’t see many being built these days. It’s nearly all large single family homes on small lots. Next time another senior housing complex comes up for a vote, how about throwing it open to a wider audience?