Evan Wasserman
Evan Wasserman

Evan is a community and environmental planner with more than six years of experience focused on land use and environmental planning. His expertise includes authorship assistance and preparation of general plans, specific plans, airport land use compatibility plans, and associated environmental and housing policy documents for jurisdictions ranging from more rural and suburban areas to largely urban and developed communities. In addition to his project work related to housing policy, Evan has managed projects dealing with land use compatibility analysis, zoning code updates, hazard mitigation plans, and public outreach projects.

Evan earned a Master of City Planning degree from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Construction Management from California State University, Chico. He is a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and is on the Board of the Sacramento Valley Section of APA.

August 7, 2020

How California Plans to Address Its Housing Crisis

As the State of California works to address a multitude of challenges facing the economy and its residents’ quality of life, there is broad agreement that the state’s astonishing cost of living and accelerating homeless problem is exacerbated by a shortage of housing, specifically housing attainable to residents at lower income levels. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has been developing policies in response to California’s current housing challenges. ESA is on the forefront of these efforts.

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