"Why is it so hard to build the homes that Orange County — and the entire state — needs to keep up with demand?
It’s no secret that the largely suburban county is facing a severe housing shortage. Orange County needed to build around 82,000 homes between 2003 and 2014 to keep up with demand identified by the Regional Housing Needs Assessment, a state-mandated effort to get cities and counties to plan for the future. But it only built 56 percent of that total identified need (Los Angeles County built just 41 percent)."
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