Housing developments could be delayed amid insurance struggles

Orange County is facing the challenge of creating a plan for the development of 10,340 new homes in unincorporated areas, but their location near OC's foothills and wildlands is making it difficult to obtain insurance for these properties. The state of California requires cities and counties to create a planning environment for developers, and can fine them up to $600,000 a month if they fail to do so. Recently, the fire marshal's mapping of properties into fire hazard severity zones has also caused concern over the insurance options available for the new homes.

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