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South Pasadena Is Still Flouting State Housing Law

We just finished up our review of South Pasadena’s latest housing element draft and sent our feedback to HCD and local policymakers. Unfortunately, the city continues to ignore the spirit and letter of state law; so we are encouraging HCD to refuse certification. You can find the full letter here or keep reading for key […]

Grappling with Article 34 of the California Constitution

Article 34 of the California state constitution is a provision that requires new “low-rent housing projects” that are “developed, constructed, or acquired” by public bodies be authorized by a public vote. Originally passed in the 1950s, Article 34 continues to exacerbate the state’s housing affordability crisis by complicating the process of developing affordable housing, or blocking […]

New Terner Center Report Details SB 9 Progress

The good folks at the Terner Center just came out with some new research on SB 9, the 2021 state duplex and lot split bill, finding that it has led to almost no new housing being built. This post is about how SB 9 could be tweaked to be more effective. The most significant part […]

Abundant Housing LA 2022 Annual Report Released

Abundant Housing LA’s 2022 annual report, which details our policy wins, our growth as an organization, and the new strategic plan we wrote over the past year, is out now! The report begins with a letter from AHLA Executive Director Leonora Camner, reprinted here: This has been a transformative year for Abundant Housing LA. At […]

Abundant Housing Statement on Mayor Bass’ Homelessness State of Emergency

Emergency declaration is a good first step, though further action is required to address root causes LOS ANGELES, CA—Abundant Housing LA applauds Mayor Bass and the City Council’s action to remove regulatory barriers to supportive housing and shelter. We look forward to rapid construction of badly-needed supportive housing and transitional housing However, Los Angeles’ homelessness […]

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It doesn’t make sense 🤷🏻‍♀️
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#housingmatters #housingforall #housing #policy #planning #freeway #urbanplanning #landuseplanning #zoning #growth #affordablehousing #Urbanism #Urbanplanner #Transit #urbanizela #urbanist #livable #affordablecity #walkable #inclusion #housingcrisis #advocacy #losangeles
Ladies & gentlemen, lads & lasses, the battle 🗡of the century is here: Luxury apartments vs.🤺Regular single-detached houses🤺
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Luxury is nothing but a marketing buzzword. #housing #housingmarket #housingcrisis #yimby #housingmarket2022 #luxuryhousing #luxuryapartments #urbanism #urbanist #transit #urbanplanning #urbanplanner #gentrification #westla #westwood #ucla #westside
🚨From now till June 7th we have this window of opportunity to shake up the status quo. We have to seize it. For an affordable, livable, and fair future. Vote your hearts out folks! 

#vote #teamdulce #scottforla #voterguide #losangeles #southcentral #venice #westwood #sawtelle #palms #marvista #brentwood #midcityla #weho #SharePost #westhollywood #santamonica #dtla #beverlyhills #southla #sela #southeastla #downey #bell #bellgardens #parklabrea #labrea #westchester #delrey #littletokyo
❤️ 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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