LandWatch believes housing policy IS climate policy. But, housing policy is also about providing more affordable and decent housing for Monterey County’s local working families – the hospitality workers who support tourism on the Peninsula, the agricultural workers in the Valley, and the teachers and educators, the police, fire, and public employees and retail workers and fishers and others who support our daily needs.

In recent months, LandWatch has worked closely with other housing advocates to support the state’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation, which assigns affordable housing quotas to the 12 cities and unincorporated areas in Monterey County. Over the next two to four years we’ll be working with those land use jurisdictions to make sure their housing elements adequately zone for affordable, climate-friendly apartments and entry-level housing – condominiums, townhouses, and small-lot single family homes – which Monterey County desperately needs.