Developers Argue Too Much Red Tape In Way Of Affordable Housing
The city of Sacramento says there isn’t enough affordable housing, but two developers argue too much red tape is getting in the way.
Steve Lanzi and his brother Vince have been developers for a decade, working on 500 rehabs and more than 15 developments in Sacramento and surrounding areas.
“We love the idea of providing housing for people and getting the neighborhoods cleaned up,” Lanzi said.
That’s why they bought a rundown Del Paso Heights triplex on nearly an acre lot in January 2018.
“They were actually on the dangerous building list with the city. The city was fining them. The city moved the tenants out…because the house was deemed uninhabitable,” Lanzi said.
They tore down the house and chased out the tenants, then presented a plan to build six to eight new units that would accept Section 8 housing vouchers.