Back to square one with housing

California’s housing affordability problem just never seems to go away. During the past two years in Ventura County there’s been what economists call a negative net migration—more people moving out of the county than moving in, due in part to the cost and availability of housing. Even though the county’s population growth has slowed, rents and home prices continue to climb because supplies are lagging.
Locally, too few homes are being built— not only in eastern Ventura County but also in western...

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