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Upcoming Events

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Housing Party!

Housing Party!

Nov 15 Fri 6:00 pm - Nov 15 Fri 7:30 pm

L'Opera Ristorante101 Pine AveLong Beach, CA90802 Map

Abundant Housing LA and YIMBY Action are teaming up for a fun event in Long Beach! YIMBYest of legislators Senator Scott Wiener & Assemblymember David Chiu will toast the night, and other pro-housing legislators (in town for the Democratic Convention) will likely stop by.

Increase the density of this party by RSVPing now!

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Protest NIMBYism!

Protest NIMBYism!

Nov 21 Thu 1:00 pm - Nov 21 Thu 2:30 pm

Department 82 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Map

Note - Fix the City has postponed their hearing to November.

Come help us protest Fix the City - an ultra NIMBY organization that sues against housing and density.

Fix the City is suing the City of LA over the Expo TNP (which increases housing zoned capacity along the Expo) and over TOC, which is a policy promoting more housing density and subsidized affordable housing.

We need to show up and tell these NIMBYs that enough is enough. We have a housing crisis, an affordability crisis, a homelessness crisis, and a climate crisis! Exclusionary tactics like these are no longer acceptable. At a time when we need a huge increase in housing, Fix the City is using baseless lawsuits to make even *less* housing possible.

---This advocacy opportunity is easy for those who live/work near DTLA - just stop by around lunch! It's right at the Civic Center metro stop----
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Renters & the Housing Crisis - November Panel Series

Renters & the Housing Crisis - November Panel Series

Nov 25 Mon 6:30 pm - Nov 25 Mon 8:00 pm

Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 Map

Join Abundant Housing LA for a panel discussion on the impacts of the housing crisis on renters.

On the panel will be CA State Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), who was instrumental in passing AB 1482 in the 2019 state legislative session , which caps rent hikes at 5% plus inflation. Assemblymember Bloom has also been actively involved in Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) reform and holding the region accountable for a compliant RHNA methodology.

He will be joined by Michael Lens, Associate Faculty Director of the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies; Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy. Professor Lens' work evaluates the potential for housing policy to reduce this separation by focusing on neighborhood safety and access to jobs.

Alex Fisch, Councilmember in Culver City, will also be joining to share his perspective on the ways that Culver City is considering its renting population as it makes new housing policies, including rent freeze.

The panel will be moderated by Leonora Camner, Managing Director of Abundant Housing LA.
There will be snacks & beverages.

**Parking for this event is not allowed at the Helms Bakery District.**

Please use transit to come to this event if possible. The Helms Design Center is a short walk from the Culver City Expo Station.

RSVP here: www.eventbrite.com/e/renters-the-housing-crisis-exploring-challenges-current-policies-tickets-801...
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Advocacy and Public Comment Training w/ Everyone In

Advocacy and Public Comment Training w/ Everyone In

Nov 26 Tue 6:30 pm - Nov 26 Tue 8:00 pm

Sepulveda Peace Center3916 SepulvedaCulver City, CA90230 Map

If you want to become a more effective advocate for housing, this event is for you!

Abundant Housing LA is proud to be a part of Everyone In, a campaign powered by United Way focused on ending homelessness across Los Angeles County.

Everyone In builds community support to encourage our elected leaders to find solutions that are permanent, not band-aids or quick fixes. The goal is simple: deliver on the promise that was made when 1.5 million voters who passed Measure H and Proposition HHH in 2016 and 2017 and ensure that each dollar is spent wisely and goes to the goal of providing services and creating supportive housing throughout Los Angeles.

Join Abundant Housing LA as we host this Supportive Housing Advocacy Training presented by Everyone In. We'll learn effective messaging and find opportunities for advocacy in support of housing for the unhoused.
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SB 50 Debate - AHLA's December Panel Series

SB 50 Debate - AHLA's December Panel Series

Dec 04 Wed 6:30 pm - Dec 04 Wed 8:30 pm

Santa Monica Place395 Santa Monica PlaceSanta Monica, CA90401 Map

Hear both sides on SB 50! Is it what California needs, or is it the wrong direction?

Join us for this dynamic debate on a housing bill which, if passed, will bring significant changes to zoning and housing development across California.

Featuring Charles Loveman (representing the opposition side), Executive Director of Heritage Housing Partners (HHP), a non-profit affordable housing developer based in Pasadena, CA. He is the former Board Chair of The Waverly School in Pasadena, CA, is the former President of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), is the former Board President of the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, is a former member of the West Hollywood Planning Commission, is the former Chair of the West Hollywood Cultural Heritage Commission, and is a former Board Member of the California Preservation Foundation.

Randy Shaw, representing the supporting side for SB 50, is an attorney, author and activist who lives in Berkeley, California. He is the executive director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, a non-profit organization in San Francisco that he co-founded in 1980. Shaw also co-founded and is on the Board of Directors of Uptown Tenderloin, Inc., a nonprofit organization that spearheaded the creation of the national Uptown Tenderloin Historic District in 2009. Shaw is also the editor of Beyond Chron, and has written six books on activism, including "Generation Priced Out."

**The debate will take place in the 3rd Floor Community Room at Santa Monica Place. The Community Room is near the 3rd floor bathrooms**

Santa Monica Place is adjacent to the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line stop.
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Past Events

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Happy Hour > Advocacy Hour: Burbank

Nov 04 Mon 5:00 pm - Nov 04 Mon 7:30 pm

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant145 South San Fernando BoulevardBurbank, CA91502 Map

The next AHLA Happy Hour > Advocacy Hour is happening in Burbank!

Join us from 5-6PM at Gordon Biersch Brewery for happy hour drinks and casual discussion. Then, around 6 PM, we will walk over together to the Burbank Planning Board meeting to say YES in my backyard!

The Burbank Planning Board will be considering a 573-unit building (!!) with 69 affordable homes. Let's make sure that this much-needed amount of housing goes forward. We can't let this project get cut or slowed down. 573 units, with 69 affordable, will help put a major dent in the housing crisis in Burbank.

Even if you don't live in Burbank, please feel free to come and make your voice heard. This is a regional housing crisis and every city needs to do its part.
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Understanding the Housing Crisis + Solutions for Whittier

Oct 28 Mon 5:15 pm - Oct 28 Mon 6:15 pm

Whittier Community Center Room 4, 7630 Washington Ave. Whittier, CA 90602 Map

On Monday, October 28, 6:30pm, Whittier City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Homelessness.

At 5:15pm, join Everyone IN with community partners First Day and Sustainable City to understand the current state of the local homeless crisis:

Whittier Community Center, Room 4
5:15pm
7630 Washington Ave.
Whittier, 90602

This informal teach-in will address the housing crisis and data-driven solutions. Learn about housing solutions and services that you can advocate for on behalf of your un-housed neighbors.

After the teach-in, we'll attend the Whittier City Council Special Homelessness Meeting:

Whittier City Hall
6:30pm
13230 Penn St.
Whittier, 90602
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Interactive Workshop: The Future of Housing in L.A.

Oct 27 Sun 11:00 am - Oct 27 Sun 1:30 pm

PodShare Venice 522 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90291 Map

Use your brains, hands, and hearts to work with your neighbors to envision the Los Angeles that you want to live in

About this Event
*Location provided thanks to PodShare *

Housing begins with you! This Place It Housing workshop will explore how to improve your quality of life through increasing housing production. However we need to know your memories, needs, and aspirations to incentivize housing. Far to often housing projects die because we approach it by infrastructure, simply build more housing! House production can enhance the sensory experience of place, and improve our wellbeing. For all you Angelenos, who want to improve your quality of life come to our workshop this Sunday to explore, envision and collaborate for the common good of our city!

This is a mid-morning workshop and families are encouraged to join.

Register at the link below if you are interested in attending!

www.eventbrite.com/e/interactive-workshop-envisioning-the-future-of-housing-in-los-angeles-ticket...
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Housing 101 - Introduction to Abundant Housing

Oct 26 Sat 12:00 pm - Oct 26 Sat 2:00 pm

Podshare DTLA, 100 S Vignes St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA Map

Want to learn more about the history of housing in Los Angeles, the facts about the housing crisis, and what we do at AHLA?

Join us for Housing 101 - Introduction to Abundant Housing LA. Great for new members who are interested in learning more, experienced members who want to deepen their understanding of housing issues, and those who are just interested in seeing what we're all about.

Luke Klipp, our Education Director with urban and transit policy experience, will lead a presentation and discussion.
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Different Perspectives in Housing - Panel Discussion

Sep 27 Fri 2:00 pm - Sep 27 Fri 3:30 pm

A Panel Discussion on Different Perspectives in Housing
*AHLA Membership Required*

Join AHLA and other housing and tenants' rights advocates as we have a discussion on different perspectives on housing. What is the role of housing supply in addressing issues around housing affordability, and how should that be balanced with tenants' rights? Learn about different ways housing advocates approach this issue and join the discussion!

This event is limited to AHLA members. Please email contact@abundanthousingla.org if you would like to attend.

Become a Member of AHLA! We cannot transform LA's approach to housing without a mass movement of diverse champions
standing up together to change it. Sign up for membership here: secure.everyaction.com/f4RuV-vBk066Bl5rK721iw2
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AHLA Blog

The Housing Advocate – 11/12/19

1) SCANPH Debate: Scott Weiner Vs. John Mirisch Recently, thanks to SCANPH and the wonderful housing podcast “Gimme Shelter,” we had the pleasure of listening to two key figures in our state’s battles over housing debate each other. The participants were:  1) Scott...

AHLA: We Support SB50!

 The latest news and events for the Pro Housing Movement. Join | Donate | Volunteer Action Item for This Week: It's back! Not pumpkin spice lattes— we're talking about SB50: the More HOMES Act, a proposed law that will allow more housing near...

The Housing Advocate 10/24

The “Housing Advocate” is a bi-weekly collection of news stories and content related to the housing crisis here in Los Angeles. If you missed last week's post, it can be found here Welcome to Abundant Housing's “The Housing Advocate!” These are some key stories that...

TOC is Working, and L.A. Can Improve It

Recently, I wrote about how Los Angeles’ Transit-Oriented Communities (TOC) Program is successfully encouraging dense new housing near transit. Since the program launched in September 2017, over 20,000 new homes have been proposed or permitted, including nearly 4,000...