Right to Counsel

Right to Counsel

Our region’s housing crisis and lack of affordable housing put lower-income tenant households at serious risk of eviction. It is common for unscrupulous landlords to illegally or unfairly evict tenants, and most tenants are unable to fight back. Advocates estimate...

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...

A Bright Spot in L.A. Housing

If you support more housing and lower rents in Los Angeles, it’s hard not to be discouraged sometimes. Fierce opposition from NIMBYs and their favorite politicians in City Hall and Sacramento continues to stifle even incremental change. But amid these obstacles,...