Slideshow: Census figures show some unexpected trends in housing construction, with a resurgence in parts of California and big declines in parts of Texas. Among metro areas where at least 1,000 permits were issued during the first six months of the year, the biggest losers included Sacramento and Riverside, two inland California metro areas hit hardest by the recession. But El Paso, a city in recession-resistant Texas, also made the list of 10 steepest declines. Click here to see a slideshow of the 10 cities with the steepest declines — and biggest growth — in housing permits.