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Meet the Lucky Thirteen

Housing reformers have a complicated relationship with the California Legislature, arguably the nation’s second-most powerful legislative body after the United States Congress. Over the past five years, many of our state legislators have recognized that housing affordability and homelessness are statewide problems that require statewide solutions. Recent legislation, like Governor Jerry Brown’s “15 good bills” […]

Our First State Bill

It’s no secret that California is very bad at building enough homes for its people. But California is great at building lots of homes…for cars. This is because most cities require new homes, stores, and offices to provide on-site parking spaces. Typically, apartments must include one or two parking spots per home, and commercial properties […]

L.A.’s Tenant-Anti Harassment Ordinance: What You Need to Know

The harassment of tenants by unscrupulous landlords is a growing problem in Los Angeles. Although most evictions are banned right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, housing advocates have reported increasing cases of landlords agitating or abusing their tenants in order to force them to vacate their residences. While this behavior is punishable by law […]

Chicago’s Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Plan and its Lessons for L.A.

In the latest edition of our series, “Housing Across America”, we venture to Chicago to explore the city’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policy plan and its goal of encouraging denser housing growth near the ‘L’ (heavy rail) and Metra (commuter rail) lines.  Chicago launched its TOD density bonus program in 2013. The program upzoned parcels […]

A Dispatch from L.A.’s Future…and its Past

July 1, 2029 was a special day for the Gomez family: it was the day they bought their first home. Both Miguel and his wife Veronica were lifelong Angelenos who had worked their way into the middle class — Miguel was an accountant at a firm downtown, and Veronica was a trauma nurse at UCLA […]

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Upcoming Events

  • City of LA Local Chapter

    Apr 20  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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  • FOTPL Meeting

    Apr 23  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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  • FOTPL Meeting

    May 7  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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  • Housing 101

    May 8  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Videos

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A Conversation with Artist Greg Edwards

It is the last day of January, which means tomorrow not only marks the beginning of the season of love but the first day of Black History Month, as well. We could not think of a more perfect union for the month of February given the love the Black community has shown our nation, the state of California, and Los Angeles County even when that love was not returned. We all have a prominent Black person that we love, admire, and respect but we don’t always know their story. 

At the same time, those of us who consider ourselves pro-housing advocates know of the history of redlining and its impact, but we may not know what it means to live in those communities. To better highlight this intersection, we’re partnering with a Black artist named Greg Edwards whose art speaks to the #BlackExcellence we all know and love, while also highlighting the implications redlining played in the journey of some of our most prominent Black Americans. 

Every day in the month of February we will have a very special post honoring prominent Black Americans and their story. We will also continue to reiterate the call to action here locally to either join a local group or to start one in your community. The time is now to rid ourselves of racism within our built environment. 

We hope you enjoy the art and we hope to see you at the auction - save your spot now!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUufuigqDguE9Mnl0PquFDPboVb0a2ezrMZ
A Conversation with Artist Greg Edwards

It is the last day of January, which means tomorrow not only marks the beginning of the season of love but the first day of Black History Month, as well. We could not think of a more perfect union for the month of February given the love the Black community has shown our nation, the state of California, and Los Angeles County even when that love was not returned. We all have a prominent Black person that we love, admire, and respect but we don’t always know their story. 

At the same time, those of us who consider ourselves pro-housing advocates know of the history of redlining and its impact, but we may not know what it means to live in those communities. To better highlight this intersection, we’re partnering with a Black artist named Greg Edwards whose art speaks to the #BlackExcellence we all know and love, while also highlighting the implications redlining played in the journey of some of our most prominent Black Americans. 

Every day in the month of February we will have a very special post honoring prominent Black Americans and their story. We will also continue to reiterate the call to action here locally to either join a local group or to start one in your community. The time is now to rid ourselves of racism within our built environment. 

We hope you enjoy the art and we hope to see you at our auction - save your spot now!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUufuigqDguE9Mnl0PquFDPboVb0a2ezrMZ
AHLA on the 2020 elections - Some AHLA team members share thoughts on what the 2020 elections mean for them and for the fight to end the housing crisis. 

#2020elections #electionday #elections2020
“Inclusive segregation.”🤔 - Some more NIMBY nonsense for you!
Join Sierra Club Angeles Chapter and Abundant Housing LA TONIGHT for the #ChangingClimatePanel. 

Free tickets at changingclimatepanel.eventbrite.com