Sensationalized Housing Headlines Misinform
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Sensationalized Housing Headlines Misinform

Co-Authors, Santa Barbara Independent, Jan. 26, 2024

Recent headlines read “Nearly 5,000 Units of Housing on the Fast Track,” “Public Gets First Glimpse into Massive Housing Project Planned for La Cumbre Plaza,” and “How Santa Barbara City Hall Deep-Sixed Its 60-Foot Height Limit.” While these headlines may grab attention, they fail to reflect the important story — that of a housing crisis. Here we explain the seriousness of our housing shortage, how we got here and why infill housing is critical to the health of our community. We hope local media includes this critical story in its coverage of housing projects.

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