SB 9 and SB 10 is now the law. What’s next?

Housing advocates have reasons to celebrate today. Senate Bills 9 and 10, which empower property owners to build additional homes on their lots and speed up the rezoning process for mid-density housing, respectively, had become the law. After months of negotiation in...

What is YIMBYism? Disputing Misconceptions About YIMBYs

What exactly is YIMBYism? During the week of September 8, the journal Environment and Planning C: Politics and Place published an article entitled “Introducing the YIMBYs: Renters, Housing and Supply-Side Politics in Los Angeles.” This article, by Renee Tapp, has...

Two Cheers for LA’s Housing Element

It’s housing element season here at Abundant Housing LA, as cities across Southern California publish their “housing elements”, which are strategic plans for achieving a housing growth goal over the coming 8 years. By October 15, as part of the state’s Regional...

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,...