THE AHLA BLOGS
A “Yes, And” Approach to Housing Growth
Buildings that combine residential and commercial uses are not a new idea. Apartments above ground-floor retail can be found throughout America’s older cities and towns, and even existed in the ancient world. But this concept, today known as “mixed-use development”, is having a renaissance in American cities, including Los Angeles. Encouraging multifamily housing growth along […]
Yimbys should pay attention to redistricting. Here’s why and how.
YIMBYs need to pay attention to redistricting at all levels. While there has been much news coverage of redistricting for congressional seats and LA City Council seats, fewer people are paying attention to the LA County Board of Supervisor redistricting process. While many individuals, community & business groups have attended meetings and given oral and […]
How many more homes will be built after rezoning?
The 6th cycle housing element update is well underway, and cities statewide are tasked with identifying and appropriately zoning suitable locations where the next 8 years’ worth of housing growth, a quantity determined by the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA), can go. But cities aren’t developers; city councils can zone parcels to allow for housing […]
History taught us: enforce housing law to achieve fairness and abundance
The 1960s were an era of great struggles but also remarkable progress on civil rights, culminating in the year 1968. On February 29th of that year, the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, after studying widespread civil unrest found that, all too often, America consisted of two separate and unequal societies, one for whites and one […]
Announcing our own AHLA PAC
Abundant Housing LA is thrilled to announce the formation of our very own Political Action Committee, commonly known as PAC. We have come a long way since starting out as an all-volunteer organization in 2015. When we first burst onto the scene, housing scarcity was researched in academic settings but not widely understood by the […]