The Santa Barbara Association of Realtors is committed to protecting homeownership for our community. Ensuring homeownership for Californians — young and old — starts with increasing supply to end our state’s housing and affordability crisis.
We can’t afford to wait any longer. It’s time to get serious on supply.
The situation is dire. In a recent survey, 53 percent of Californians said they were considering moving to another state due to high housing costs. Even worse, a higher share of young people is at risk of leaving California.
We must ask ourselves: Where will our children live? If we fail to build more housing, the California Dream will be out of reach for our kids and future generations.
That’s why, as Realtors, we are proud to champion legislation that increases the supply of housing. This includes policies that increase density in areas near transit and major job centers, and hold local governments accountable on their housing goals.
Now, we need the support of policymakers in Sacramento. Our association of Realtors here in Santa Barbara, as well as the more than 200,000 real estate agents and brokers throughout the Golden State, is committed to working with lawmakers to enact policies that will increase the housing supply.
Working together and fighting for California’s future, we can end the housing crisis.
Let’s get serious on supply — our future depends on it. #ThatsWhoWeR
— Thomas Schultheis is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, and can be reached at 805.729.2802 or SbRealtorTom@gmail.com.