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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a Progress Report this week which found that California is not on track to meet its aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. The report puts much blame on the state’s failure to produce new housing, particularly in areas near major job centers and close to mass transit.

In the Bay Area, the housing crisis means more and more commuters are being forced to drive longer and longer distances in search of affordable homes. Those extra miles produce extra tailpipe emissions, which account for 40 percent of the state’s GHGs.

BUILD is motivated to help the state solve these challenges through the production of more urban housing.