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Upcoming Events

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Whittier Housing Meetup

Whittier Housing Meetup

Jun 29 Sat 1:00 pm - Jun 29 Sat 3:00 pm

Bark Coffee
13120 Philadephia St.
Whittier, CA  90601 Map

Join Abundant Housing LA and meet other local Whittier residents for a discussion on housing! We will be getting to know each other and talking about the housing issues we're facing, and what we can do about it.

What should Whittier be doing to make housing more affordable? What are effective solutions to the homelessness crisis? How should Whittier increase use of transit and other means of mobility?

We hope you can make it in person for this conversation!

Note - time moved to 1 PM!
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14 interested  ·  5 going
Supportive Housing Advocacy Training w/ Everyone In

Supportive Housing Advocacy Training w/ Everyone In

Jul 10 Wed 6:00 pm - Jul 10 Wed 8:00 pm

Sepulveda Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda
Culver City, CA  90230 Map

Due to popularity, Supportive Housing Advocacy Training is back in July!

Abundant Housing LA is proud to be a part of Everyone In, a campaign powered by United Way focused on ending homelessness across Los Angeles County.

Everyone In builds community support to encourage our elected leaders to find solutions that are permanent, not band-aids or quick fixes. The goal is simple: deliver on the promise that was made when 1.5 million voters who passed Measure H and Proposition HHH in 2016 and 2017 and ensure that each dollar is spent wisely and goes to the goal of providing services and creating supportive housing throughout Los Angeles.

Join Abundant Housing LA as we host this Supportive Housing Advocacy Training presented by Everyone In. We'll learn effective messaging and find opportunities for advocacy in support of housing for the unhoused.
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72 interested  ·  13 going
Housing 101 - Introduction to Abundant Housing

Housing 101 - Introduction to Abundant Housing

Aug 24 Sat 12:00 pm - Aug 24 Sat 2:00 pm+1Oct 19 Sat 12:00 pm - Oct 19 Sat 2:00 pm

Sepulveda Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda
Culver City, CA  90230 Map

Want to learn more about the history of housing in Los Angeles, the facts about the housing crisis, and what we do at AHLA?

Join us for Housing 101 - Introduction to Abundant Housing LA. Great for new members who are interested in learning more, experienced members who want to deepen their understanding of housing issues, and those who are just interested in seeing what we're all about.

Luke Klipp, our Education Director with urban and transit policy experience, will lead a presentation and discussion.
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123 interested

Past Events

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Forbidden City 2 - Miracle Mile

Jun 23 Sun 10:00 am - Jun 23 Sun 12:00 pm

Wilshire Blvd & S Ogden Dr Los Angeles, CA 90036 Map

*Start & End at: Urban Light at LACMA (Wilshire & Ogden)

AHLA's own Mark Vallianatos will be leading Forbidden City 2 - a walking tour of Miracle Mile. Featuring other guest speakers as well, including Henry Van Moyland, resident of Miracle Mile and Co-Founder of Miracle Mile Forward.

Walkers will explore once-common building types that were outlawed or suppressed - sometimes on purpose, sometimes unintentionally - by changes to zoning and building rules. Walkers will also get to see first-hand the resulting mansionization and under-utilization of Wilshire.

Co-hosted by Abundant Housing LA, Friends of the Purple Line, Miracle Mile Democratic Club, and Miracle Mile Forward
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39 interested  ·  28 going

Help Give Input on the Westside Community Plans Update!

Jun 18 Tue 6:30 pm - Jun 18 Tue 8:30 pm

Henry Medina Parking Enforcement Facility, 11214 W Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064 Map

Make your voice heard at the workshop for the Westside Community Plans Update! This workshop will allow you to speak directly to planning staff about your vision and your concerns.

Community Plans shape the environment around us by defining how land is used in a neighborhood, whether it’s for parks, housing, jobs, or manufacturing. The Los Angeles City Planning Department updates these Community Plans periodically to ensure that the land in each community is able to accommodate future generations of people and jobs in a way that is aligned with environmental, land use and development goals for the region. An updated Community Plan is a good thing because it sets the foundation for future generations--which includes your kids, and your kids’ kids--so that they can can live, work and play in their own beautiful and vibrant neighborhood!

The City has 35 Community Plans, which together make up the City's General Plan Land Use Element. These Community Plans establish goals and policies to guide future land use and development within each plan area. Plan maps identify where uses such as jobs, housing, and open space will be located. With that, it is important for the Plans to be up-to-date because they:
​Inform developers and residents of the type of development that will be permitted;
​Help accommodate anticipated jobs, housing, and population;
Guide the approval process of new development that is consistent with the community’s vision.
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Planning Housing for 2045 - ConnectSoCal Q&A

Jun 11 Tue 6:30 pm - Jun 11 Tue 8:30 pm

Renovated Church, 831 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA Unit #102 Map

*Rescheduled for June 11*

Learn more about SCAG's Connect SoCal. This is your chance to learn about and give feedback on Southern California's long-term housing plans!

The 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy is the Southern California Association of Governments' long-range mobility and housing plan. Southern California for the next 25 years. Read more here: connectsocal.org/Pages/What-Is-Connect-SoCal.aspx

The focus of the presentation and discussion will be on the plan's impact on our communities, including women and low-income communities of color.

This is your opportunity to find out more about the plan, participate in discussion, and give feedback and insight.
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Happy Hour > Advocacy Hour for 127 North Madison Avenue

Jun 05 Wed 5:30 pm - Jun 05 Wed 9:00 pm

The Mixx Pasadena
443 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA  91101 Map

Abundant Housing LA's Happy Hour > Advocacy Hour is back!

Meet other pro-housing people in the area, chat about housing, and then join us for some real housing action to make sure your voice is heard in Pasadena!

127 North Madison Avenue (49 Units/4Very Low Income) is going before the Board of Zoning Appeals of Pasadena on June 5th. Meet us at The Mixx Pasadena for happy hour drinks and food beforehand. At 6:30 PM, we will head to the hearing at Pasadena City Hall on the project, which is facing significant anti-housing resistance. Location of the hearing: 100 Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
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55 interested  ·  16 going

The Racist History of Single Family Zoning - Panel Discussion

May 23 Thu 6:30 pm - May 23 Thu 8:30 pm

333 S. Grand Ave. Suite 3310 Map

About half of Los Angeles is zoned for single-family homes exclusively. This type of zoning was embraced in the early 1920s, and has been with us ever since.

The core motivation for this type of zoning was racial segregation. Join Abundant Housing LA for a panel discussion to learn how this racist zoning began its history, and how it continues to shape our city today.

The Panel Discussion will include: Joss Tillard-Gates, from Enterprise Community Partners and “Undesign the Redline”, Mark Vallianatos, Policy Director for Abundant Housing LA, who has published articles on the racist history of single family zoning, and Yusef Alexander, UCLA Economics Alum and workforce housing developer with on-the-ground experience with the racist effects of single-family zoning.

Location Info: Indie Desk, 333 S. Grand Ave. Suite 3310
Los Angeles, CA 90071- 2 blocks from the Civic Center / Grand Park Metro Station. If you must drive, please park at 330 South Hope Street (ground floor) and the parking will be validated up to $10.
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