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Abundant Housing Statement on Governor Newsom’s Signing of AB 2011, SB 6, and Other Bills

Abundant Housing Applauds Governor Newsom’s Signature of Housing Legislation Including AB 2011 and SB 6, Legalizing New Housing in Commercial Zones, and SB 886, Allowing Student Housing The new laws will make new housing more affordable, easier to build, and more environmentally friendly while creating good jobs. LOS ANGELES, CA—Today, Governor Newsom made history by […]

Nolan Gray on How Zoning Makes Your Life Worse and What We Can Do About It

An interview with Nolan Gray on the history of zoning for exclusion and how a new approach to land use regulation could make our cities better. By Jacob Pierce Few situations look more complicated than California’s housing crisis. But sometimes, through a certain lens, the whole situation is actually quite simple. Here’s an example: there’s […]

Abundant Housing LA’s Statement on the 2022 Point In Time Homelessness Count

The 2022 Point In Time Count Shows A Continued Increase In Homelessness, Highlighting The Need For More Housing In Los Angeles LOS ANGELES – Today’s release of the Point In Time homelessness count numbers shows a 4.1% increase in homelessness in Los Angeles County from 2020. Despite the city and county’s efforts to prevent homelessness […]

2022 State Legislative Update

2022 has the potential to be an important year for California housing legislation. Nine of the bills Abundant Housing supported made it out of the Legislature and will live or die on Governor Newsom’s desk before the end of September. We also supported SCA 2 (Allen and Wiener), a proposed state constitutional amendment that will […]

Covid-19 and Housing Policy

As my family has dealt with a round of (thankfully mild) covid-19 infections over the past couple weeks, I have been motivated to look at some academic research about covid as it relates to urban design and housing policy. In this post I’ll be looking at Hamidi et al. (2020) “Does Density Aggravate the COVID-19 […]

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❤️ 100% affordable housing project walkable🚶🏻🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️from Metro’s Expo/Bundy station! Thanks to the density bonus provided through LA’s Transit-Oriented Community program, Missouri Place Apartments provides 73 homes to formally homeless individuals 🙌🏼.
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#affordablehousing #housingforall #TOC #Transit #urbanplanning #housingfirst #yimby #housingpolicy
Neighborhood Change and #LatinoUrbanism with Ed Mendoza - when the neighborhood of Jefferson Park tried to become more than what it was zoned to be, the city was quick to shut everything down. Where have the pupusa ladies been? What could have been if urban planning was more understanding of Latino traditions?

#urbanplanning #urbanism #neighborhood #neighborhoodwalk #Yimby #publicpolicy
“LA used to be a place where people like my parents could really find success” - Thank you Michael for sharing your housing story with us. It feels vulnerable when the narrative has been one that if you can’t afford homes, it’s because you are not working hard enough, not smart enough, not saving enough. But you are enough - it’s the housing market that needs to be fixed 🙏🏼👊🏼
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#housingcrisis #millenials #yimby #housingshortage #housingpolicy #housingforall
It's very concerning that HCD certified San Diego's housing element. What type of message does this send to other cities, who are currently trying to wiggle out of rezoning? 
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Here are a few less than ideal sites included in SD's housing element. Without substantial rezoning of R1 neighborhoods, We worry this plan is a recipe for more displacement and gentrification. 
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#HousingPolicy #HousingLaw #SanDiego #YIMBY #AffordableHousing #FairHousing
🌴Touring #AffordableHousing on the Westside!
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As you can see, government-subsidized Affordable Housing™️ typically serves seniors, folks with special needs, & large families. But it has so much more potential to serve all types of communities.
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#SB679, which ultimately did not pass, could have made building these homes here in LA a lot easier, faster, and more cost-efficient. We hope to bring back this proposal stronger for the next legislative year.
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‼Support our work to create more Affordable Housing than ever: http://tinyurl.com/FunnyNeighbors
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#HousingForAll #LegalizeHomes #Yimby #housingcrisis #housingmarket
Gentle density = affordable, inclusive, & sustainable 💚
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Current research suggests that gentle density, referring to a dense layout of low-rise buildings, is the best urban form for low-carbon cities. Paris is a real-world example of such urban growth pattern. 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-25/to-cut-carbon-think-low-rise-buildings-not-skyscrapers
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#GentleDensity #Housing #UrbanForm #Yimby #SmartGrowth #Urbanism #sustainability #SustainableCity

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