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Cali­for­nia law re­quires city and county re­devel­op­ment agen­cies to set aside a fifth of their rev­en­ue—a­bout $1 bil­lion each year—for af­ford­able hous­ing.

The chart be­low details spend­ing by re­devel­op­ment agen­cies over the eight fisc­al years span­ning 2000-2001 to 2007-2008, according to state data.

Although the state requires municipalities to file reports accounting for their activities, the state does little to verify accuracy.

Red boxes in­dic­ate that an agency may not be spend­ing the money ef­fi­ciently.

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Source: California Department of Housing and Community Development

Credits: Kim Christensen, Jessica Garrison, Michelle Minkoff, Sandra Poindexter, Doug Smith

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