Learn More: Housing & Real Estate
Why is Housing & Real Estate Important?
The housing and real estate policy area encompasses information on housing affordability, density and crowding, development and creation, and government assistance. As an area known for cheaper housing options relative to the rest of California, housing supply has been key for the Coachella Valley's growth. Housing policy is influenced at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and further impacted by the California state government, fluctuations in the housing market, and local property owners.
In the absence of safe and affordable housing, populations will cease to thrive socially and economically. Understanding housing issues across neighborhoods can provide key insights into patterns in other policy areas like employment and income, health, and social connectedness.