The Orange County Register – Despite obstacles, Ray Pearl, executive director of the Los Angeles County-based California Housing Consortium, believes 2017 will be the year the state gets its act together and addresses its housing problems. The recent passage of a massive funding bill for road repairs shows the governor and Legislature are capable of solving intractable problems, he said. “Now that there is a plan in place to fix our roads and highways, it’s time to pay attention to the people living on our streets and the many more who are at risk of joining them,” Pearl said.

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