“No low rent housing project shall hereafter be developed, constructed, or acquired in any manner by any state public body until, a majority of the qualified electors of the city, town or county, as the case may be, in which it is proposed to develop, construct, or acquire the same, voting upon such issue, approve such project.”
If you aren’t familiar with Article 34, strap your yourself in. Yes that is actual text from our California Constitution. It’s a racist anti-housing law that makes it unnecessarily difficult to build low-income housing in California by requiring that voters approve any and all affordable housing plans in their town or city.
Senators Ben Allen and Scott Wiener have proposed putting a repeal of Article 34 on the ballot in November. Join us in telling Sacramento that this law needs to die.
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By now many of you have probably heard of How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, PhD. As noted on his website, “…Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science–including the story of his own awakening to antiracism–bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support.”
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The COVID-19 crisis has upended it all. So what does that mean for housing in the long run? Check out our video: 5 reasons LA needs more housing after COVID-19