LOS ANGELESFeb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address:

“We applaud Gov. Gavin Newsom’s demonstration of his ongoing commitment and leadership toward building more affordable and available housing in California and couldn’t agree more when he stated, ‘If we want a California for all, we have to build housing for all,'” said C.A.R. President Jared Martin.

“We support the governor’s position that local government needs to be held accountable for addressing housing supply. By addressing supply at the local level, we’re addressing housing affordability for both ownership and rental housing.

“We also welcome the governor’s comments regarding the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and we will be pursuing legislation to streamline housing construction.

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