What the Election Means for Orange County's First Time Homebuyers and Renters

As new generations of Orange County come of age, more and more young people will look for apartments and first-time homes they can afford.  A numbe...

November 17, 2022
7:12 PM

As new generations of Orange County come of age, more and more young people will look for apartments and first-time homes they can afford.  A number of them will run into problems at the very start of their search, growing up in a widespread housing shortage that's fueled high rents and homelessness throughout California. It's a supply-and-demand issue largely solved through building more. But that — plus the prospect of more traffic and density — tends to raise resident objections in places like OC, with its suburban expanses, congested freeways and few convenient transit provisions, while building restrictions abound and home values stand to shift.

Brandon Pho