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An Open Letter on Judge Carter’s Order

Every Angeleno knows that homelessness in Los Angeles has been at a crisis point for years. The tragedy on our streets has become even more salient as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Judge David Carter’s recent order in the case of LA ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, et al. v. CITY OF LOS ANGELES, […]

Surprise (Not!): The LA Exodus is Actually Complicated

Since moving to Texas, Elon Musk certainly hasn’t minced words when it comes to his opinion of California. To him, we’ve been “winning for too long,” and we’re starting to grow “complacent” about attracting and retaining big business. And Elon isn’t the only one heading to the Lone Star State—Oracle and HP have signaled that […]

Affordability Unlocked: A Partial Solution to Increasing Housing Demand in Austin

In our latest installment of “Housing Across America”, we dive into housing policy in fast-growing Austin, Texas and its new Affordability Unlocked initiative. The development of Affordability Unlocked, a positive but flawed policy, reflects the tension between supporters and skeptics of  increasing housing density, as more people are beginning to call Austin home and housing […]

Spotlight: Pacific Urbanism

Spotlight: Pacific Urbanism It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. Here at Abundant Housing LA, we believe that it takes a whole city to change a city. Over the years, we’ve been fortunate enough to partner with a wide range of people and organizations in support of solving Los Angeles’ […]

What’s wrong with Redondo Beach’s Housing Element? Open Letter

April 10, 2021 Honorable Bill Brand Mayor, Redondo Beach 415 Diamond Street Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Re: Housing Element Dear Mayor Brand, City Council Members and Planning Staff, I am writing to you to express my alarm about the draft Housing Element (HE) presented on April 7, 2021.  I fear that the CA Dept of […]

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Upcoming Events

  • Pasadena Chapter

    Jul 28  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    Jul 30  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Videos

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State and Local Housing Policy Forum - With Assemblymember Friedman and Councilmember Nick Schultz
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!