Zelda Bronstein's groundbreaking article, Who’s Counting? How McKinsey Hyped California’s Housing Crisis, may be the most important piece of investigative work into the inner workings of the state's growth projections and out of whack RHNA housing quotas written in the past decade.
Consider, for example, just this one finding, among many.
“McKinsey had grossly inflated its estimate of California’s housing need by using “a per capita new housing rate,” which “counts all people equally, including children, working age adults and retirees.”
"In other words, McKinsey had proceeded as if children and retirees were as likely to form a household as working age adults. By contrast, “the most accepted method among experts for linking population and housing” is the headship rate, which “measures the rate of household formation of each specified” segment in the population.”
This article is a must read.