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AHLA endorses Rep. Karen Bass for LA Mayor

After interviewing LA’s mayoral candidates, AHLA is pleased to endorse Representative Karen Bass for Los Angeles Mayor. Donate now to help elect Rep. Bass! Representative Bass worked as an organizer and community leader and has demonstrated strength in bringing together disparate communities behind positive policy solutions. Understanding both the urgency and magnitude of our housing […]

A majority of LA voters back zoning reform, are you in?

Between 2011 and 2017, LA added 5.55 workers for each 1 home that was built. Restrictive zoning is the reason why. A majority of LA renters have had to cut back on basic needs to afford rent. Many families had gone into debt just to stay sheltered. Voters have been waiting for our elected leaders to act on homelessness and […]

AHLA helped achieve historic housing reform in 2021

2021 is a year of historic progress on housing reform. Abundant Housing LA is fortunate to be at the forefront of many battles that helped bring these victories to LA County and California. Read on for some highlights from this rewarding year! A message from Leonora  2021 was a year of major housing victories. Building […]

Help shape AHLA’s endorsements strategy!

          Abundant Housing LA is seeking housing advocates to be part of our 2022 Endorsements Committee! This panel of volunteer committee members will be responsible for researching candidates in priority races, conducting questionnaires and potentially interviews with candidates, and possibly polling AHLA members on their stances with candidates. This is an […]

Announcing our own AHLA PAC

Abundant Housing LA is thrilled to announce the formation of our very own Political Action Committee, commonly known as PAC. We have come a long way since starting out as an all-volunteer organization in 2015. When we first burst onto the scene, housing scarcity was researched in academic settings but not widely understood by the […]

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AHLA in the News

Who Is Trying to ‘Save Parking Structure 3’ From Becoming Affordable Housing?, Vice | 11/09/2021

Santa Monica Rallies for Low-Cost Housing, The Corsair | 10/14/2021

Editorial: Los Angeles will soon have a plan to start solving its housing crisis, LA Times | 10/14/2021

Southern California Doesn’t Have to Choose Between Housing and the Environment, Streetsblog Los Angeles | 10/06/2021

SoCal is sabotaging California housing law. Bay Area NIMBYs will, too, if Newsom doesn’t stop them, San Francisco Chronicle | 09/20/2021

Housing Los Angelenos is a human right and can fight climate change, The Urban Activist | 08/17/2021

L.A.’s Transit Oriented Communities Program Likely to Benefit from A.B. 1401, Streetsblog California | 06/25/2021

Single-Family Zoning and Exclusion in L.A. County: Part 2, City Observatory | 05/27/2021

Single-Family Zoning and Exclusion in L.A. County: Part 1, City Observatory | 05/24/2021

Parking Requirements Are Not a Useful Bargaining Chip for Increasing Affordable Housing, Streetsblog California | 05/19/2021

After years of dramatic increases, rents are finally showing signs of slowing, LA Times | 09/21/2018

LA will attempt to densify some Expo Line neighborhoods, Curbed LA | 07/03/2018

The YIMBYs are coming: LA’s pro-development groups are building momentum, The Real Deal | 06/29/2018

L.A. PLUM Committee Defers To Koretz, Approves Worthwhile But Slightly Watered-Down Expo Zoning Plan, Streetsblog LA | 06/28/2018

How can L.A. build dense new housing without displacing working families? With a ‘right to remain’, LA Times | 02/12/2018

Pat Morrison Asks: Abundant Housing LA’s Mark Vallianatos on the dangers of Measure S, LA Times | 03/01/2017

Yimby Nation: The Rise of America’s Pro-Housing Political Coalition, Forbes | 12/25/2016

Upcoming Events

  • Pasadena Chapter

    Jan. 19,  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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❤️ 100% affordable housing project walkable🚶🏻🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️from Metro’s Expo/Bundy station! Thanks to the density bonus provided through LA’s Transit-Oriented Community program, Missouri Place Apartments provides 73 homes to formally homeless individuals 🙌🏼.
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#affordablehousing #housingforall #TOC #Transit #urbanplanning #housingfirst #yimby #housingpolicy
Neighborhood Change and #LatinoUrbanism with Ed Mendoza - when the neighborhood of Jefferson Park tried to become more than what it was zoned to be, the city was quick to shut everything down. Where have the pupusa ladies been? What could have been if urban planning was more understanding of Latino traditions?

#urbanplanning #urbanism #neighborhood #neighborhoodwalk #Yimby #publicpolicy
“LA used to be a place where people like my parents could really find success” - Thank you Michael for sharing your housing story with us. It feels vulnerable when the narrative has been one that if you can’t afford homes, it’s because you are not working hard enough, not smart enough, not saving enough. But you are enough - it’s the housing market that needs to be fixed 🙏🏼👊🏼
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#housingcrisis #millenials #yimby #housingshortage #housingpolicy #housingforall
It's very concerning that HCD certified San Diego's housing element. What type of message does this send to other cities, who are currently trying to wiggle out of rezoning? 
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Here are a few less than ideal sites included in SD's housing element. Without substantial rezoning of R1 neighborhoods, We worry this plan is a recipe for more displacement and gentrification. 
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#HousingPolicy #HousingLaw #SanDiego #YIMBY #AffordableHousing #FairHousing
🌴Touring #AffordableHousing on the Westside!
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As you can see, government-subsidized Affordable Housing™️ typically serves seniors, folks with special needs, & large families. But it has so much more potential to serve all types of communities.
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#SB679, which ultimately did not pass, could have made building these homes here in LA a lot easier, faster, and more cost-efficient. We hope to bring back this proposal stronger for the next legislative year.
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‼Support our work to create more Affordable Housing than ever: http://tinyurl.com/FunnyNeighbors
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#HousingForAll #LegalizeHomes #Yimby #housingcrisis #housingmarket
Gentle density = affordable, inclusive, & sustainable 💚
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Current research suggests that gentle density, referring to a dense layout of low-rise buildings, is the best urban form for low-carbon cities. Paris is a real-world example of such urban growth pattern. 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-25/to-cut-carbon-think-low-rise-buildings-not-skyscrapers
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#GentleDensity #Housing #UrbanForm #Yimby #SmartGrowth #Urbanism #sustainability #SustainableCity