With the possible exception of Congressional Republicans, there’s no sense of urgency right now. Let’s get through this year and see what 2018 brings. Depending on what H.R.1. finally looks like, and which ‘expert’ you listen to, the housing market will either be a little better, a little worse, or about the same next year. I agree. Regardless, we’ll still be facing a housing shortage of staggering proportion in California – about 1 million units short of what’s needed over the past decade.