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Abundant Housing LA Endorses Jesse Zwick for Santa Monica City Council

AHLA is proud to endorse Jesse Zwick for Santa Monica City Council. A Santa Monica native with experience working in homeless services, Jesse is a pro-housing leader who advocates for renter protections, additional affordable housing funding, and a rezoning process that legalizes “missing middle” housing, meets RHNA obligations, and affirmatively furthers fair housing. Our endorsement […]

Abundant Housing Endorses Caroline Torosis for Santa Monica City Council

Abundant Housing LA is proud to endorse Caroline Torosis for Santa Monica City Council. Caroline believes in pursuing pro-housing policies that are centered in anti-racism, equity, and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. She has put these beliefs into action by serving on Santa Monica’s Rent Control Board, where she advocated for renters, and in her day […]

Abundant Housing LA Endorses Natalya Zernitskaya for Santa Monica City Council

AHLA is proud to endorse Natalya Zernitskaya for Santa Monica City Council. Natalya has an impressive record of public service and pro-housing leadership. She was appointed to the City of Santa Monica’s Audit Subcommittee, where she received accolades for her work toward greater financial efficiency and transparency. As president of the Santa Monica League of […]

Abundant Housing LA Endorses Alex Fisch for Culver City Council

As an outspoken pro-housing leader, Alex Fisch has attracted widespread attention for his work toward zoning reform at the local level and his online advocacy for YIMBY ideals. After brushing off a recall effort led by anti-housing activists earlier this year—it didn’t make the ballot—Fisch got right back to policymaking, leading an effort to abolish […]

Abundant Housing LA Endorses Freddy Puza for Culver City Council

A committed local activist who has served on Culver City’s Committee on Homelessness and General Plan Advisory Committee, Freddy Puza understands how planning and zoning issues intersect with environmental sustainability, social justice, and community well-being. Beyond that, Puza impressed us with his knowledge of how Culver City’s jobs-housing imbalance affects housing affordability throughout the region, […]

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AHLA in the News

Nolan Gray on How Zoning Makes Your Life Worse and What We Can Do About It, | 09/28/2022

New California homes near most public transit wouldn’t need parking under new bill, The Center Square | 06/03/2022

Legislating at the Intersection of Transportation and Housing Policy, Streetsblog California | 05/31/2022

Southern California housing plans contain ‘fake sites,’ lack analysis, critics say, The Orange County Register | 05/08/2022

Cities that failed to meet California’s housing deadline seek rezoning extension, The Orange County Register | 05/04/2022

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

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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

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