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Lockdown sucks. But it has had one surprising and positive effect: the democratization of local government meetings and hearings. Through the magic of the internet, more and more people of diverse backgrounds and experiences have been able to participate in how their governments are run. 

We’re joining forces with partners across the state in signing this petition to demand that public meetings stay public. Sign it with us:

Keep public meetings public!


????Big news: AHLA victory!

Abundant Housing fought hard last year to ensure that cities across Southern California would be required to accommodate strong housing growth through their upcoming Housing Element Update. Now, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has issued technical guidance to city planners, setting high standards for how cities will have to plan in practice for denser housing. This maximizes the chance that planned-for housing will actually be built. 

Our friend Prof. Chris Elmendorf has more (wonky) information on this big win. Keep your eyes peeled for an explainer article on what this means for YIMBYs!

ICYMI: we’ve launched our White Papers

We know that grasping everything about housing in LA can be a big task. So we’re laying it all out. We’re working with Isaac Gendler to produce articles designed to make sense of the policies, practices, and challenges that shape the housing landscape in LA and offer you insight into why we do what we do.

Check out our first: What Are the COVID Rental and Housing Policies, and How Would They Help Los Angeles?

No, you cannot get too much of a good thing.

We don’t know if you’ve noticed the box at the bottom of this email, but AHLA is allll over social media. And we’re now ramping it up on LinkedIn too

Follow us for housing-related content, and we want to hear what you think we should be covering! Email Esteban with your tips and feedback!