Action Item for This Week: Did you know that the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is proposing to disproportionately allocate regional housing need to suburban and exurban cities with fewer jobs and limited transit options? (Read the full proposal at this PDF)
We demand that SCAG scrap the so-called “local inputs” methodology that favors sprawl, and exacerbates the housing deficit near jobs and transit!
We are calling for revisions to the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation to increase access to cities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties that are closest to abundant job opportunities.
Department 82 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012Map
Note - Fix the City has postponed their hearing to November.
Come help us protest Fix the City - an ultra NIMBY organization that sues against housing and density.
Fix the City is suing the City of LA over the Expo TNP (which increases housing zoned capacity along the Expo) and over TOC, which is a policy promoting more housing density and subsidized affordable housing.
We need to show up and tell these NIMBYs that enough is enough. We have a housing crisis, an affordability crisis, a homelessness crisis, and a climate crisis! Exclusionary tactics like these are no longer acceptable. At a time when we need a huge increase in housing, Fix the City is using baseless lawsuits to make even *less* housing possible.
---This advocacy opportunity is easy for those who live/work near DTLA - just stop by around lunch! It's right at the Civic Center metro stop----... See MoreSee Less
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232Map
Join Abundant Housing LA for a panel discussion on the impacts of the housing crisis on renters.
On the panel will be CA State Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), who was instrumental in passing AB 1482 in the 2019 state legislative session , which caps rent hikes at 5% plus inflation. Assemblymember Bloom has also been actively involved in Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) reform and holding the region accountable for a compliant RHNA methodology.
He will be joined by Michael Lens, Associate Faculty Director of the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies; Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy. Professor Lens' work evaluates the potential for housing policy to reduce this separation by focusing on neighborhood safety and access to jobs.
Alex Fisch, Councilmember in Culver City, will also be joining to share his perspective on the ways that Culver City is considering its renting population as it makes new housing policies, including rent freeze.
The panel will be moderated by Leonora Camner, Managing Director of Abundant Housing LA. There will be snacks & beverages.
**Parking for this event is not allowed at the Helms Bakery District.**
Please use transit to come to this event if possible. The Helms Design Center is a short walk from the Culver City Expo Station.
If you want to become a more effective advocate for housing, this event is for you!
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.... See MoreSee Less
Hear both sides on SB 50! Is it what California needs, or is it the wrong direction?
Join us for this dynamic debate on a housing bill which, if passed, will bring significant changes to zoning and housing development across California.
Featuring Charles Loveman (representing the opposition side), Executive Director of Heritage Housing Partners (HHP), a non-profit affordable housing developer based in Pasadena, CA. He is the former Board Chair of The Waverly School in Pasadena, CA, is the former President of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), is the former Board President of the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, is a former member of the West Hollywood Planning Commission, is the former Chair of the West Hollywood Cultural Heritage Commission, and is a former Board Member of the California Preservation Foundation.
Randy Shaw, representing the supporting side for SB 50, is an attorney, author and activist who lives in Berkeley, California. He is the executive director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, a non-profit organization in San Francisco that he co-founded in 1980. Shaw also co-founded and is on the Board of Directors of Uptown Tenderloin, Inc., a nonprofit organization that spearheaded the creation of the national Uptown Tenderloin Historic District in 2009. Shaw is also the editor of Beyond Chron, and has written six books on activism, including "Generation Priced Out."
**The debate will take place in the 3rd Floor Community Room at Santa Monica Place. The Community Room is near the 3rd floor bathrooms**
Santa Monica Place is adjacent to the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line stop.... See MoreSee Less
With Guest Speaker Meghan Sahli-Wells, RHNA Champion!
AHLA has a lot to celebrate this year! Help us end our first year as a funded organization by celebrating our accomplishments and giving thanks to our hard-working volunteers. Thanks to AHLA members and volunteers, we were able to support individual housing projects, advocate for better community plans, support pro-housing and tenant protection on the state level, and successfully advocate for over 1.3 million homes in the SCAG region, concentrated in coastal, job-rich cities near transit! Our Guest Speaker, Culver City Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells told SCAG that they were the "titanic," heading to disaster on housing. Thanks to her, our amazing volunteers, and other pro-housing advocates and elected officials, SCAG voted for a better plan.
Let's get together over beer and take the moment to recognize our successes, and the bigger wins down the road as we enter 2020. Drinks and food will be provided!