Prior to the Great Recession, 50,000 new housing units were being permitted annually in the Inland Empire. Today, the number of permits being filed is just over one-fourth that amount despite the availability of thousands of build-ready lots. With labor force growth at its weakest point in years and unemployment at a record low level, the issue of housing scarcity is taking on an economic dimension not seen before in the Inland Empire. How can local leaders change the situation before it becomes a crisis? Two of California’s leading experts on housing policy and community development and transformation joined Christopher Thornberg for a revealing conversation about the IE’s housing scarcity challenge and ways to solve it.