Thanks to our members and our amazing volunteers, we succeeded in advocating for a higher Regional Housing Needs Assessment number of over 1.3 million homes!
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) originally voted to make their housing number just 430,000 for the next decade. Such a low number would have deepened this severe housing crisis. But AHLA advocated for dramatically increasing that number millions of units through public testimony and letter-writing to both SCAG and the Governor.
The Governor listened and HCD adopted the approach we supported, by adding the number of rent-burdened households and the number of overcrowded households. Now, the Regional Housing number is over 1.3 million.
But there are still more battles to win before the 1.3 million turns into housing. SCAG may try to lower the housing number again. On top of that, SCAG is considering pushing most of the housing into areas with little demand, such as Palm Desert and Coachella, instead of job-rich areas, such as Beverly Hills, Culver City, and Santa Monica. In some of SCAG’s proposals, Coachella would get 22 times the amount of housing as Beverly Hills!
If you want to become a more effective advocate for housing, this event is for you!
Abundant Housing LA is proud to be a part of Everyone In, a campaign powered by United Way focused on ending homelessness across Los Angeles County.
Everyone In builds community support to encourage our elected leaders to find solutions that are permanent, not band-aids or quick fixes. The goal is simple: deliver on the promise that was made when 1.5 million voters who passed Measure H and Proposition HHH in 2016 and 2017 and ensure that each dollar is spent wisely and goes to the goal of providing services and creating supportive housing throughout Los Angeles.
Join Abundant Housing LA as we host this Supportive Housing Advocacy Training presented by Everyone In. We'll learn effective messaging and find opportunities for advocacy in support of housing for the unhoused.... See MoreSee Less
Department 82 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012Map
Come help us protest Fix the City - an ultra NIMBY organization that sues against housing and density.
Fix the City is suing the City of LA over the Expo TNP (which increases housing zoned capacity along the Expo) and over TOC, which is a policy promoting more housing density and subsidized affordable housing.
We need to show up and tell these NIMBYs that enough is enough. We have a housing crisis, an affordability crisis, a homelessness crisis, and a climate crisis! Exclusionary tactics like these are no longer acceptable. At a time when we need a huge increase in housing, Fix the City is using baseless lawsuits to make even *less* housing possible.
---This advocacy opportunity is easy for those who live/work near DTLA - just stop by around lunch! It's right at the Civic Center metro stop----... See MoreSee Less
A Panel Discussion on Different Perspectives in Housing *AHLA Membership Required*
Join AHLA and other housing and tenants' rights advocates as we have a discussion on different perspectives on housing. What is the role of housing supply in addressing issues around housing affordability, and how should that be balanced with tenants' rights? Learn about different ways housing advocates approach this issue and join the discussion!
This event is limited to AHLA members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Podshare DTLA, 100 S Vignes St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USAMap
Want to learn more about the history of housing in Los Angeles, the facts about the housing crisis, and what we do at AHLA?
Join us for Housing 101 - Introduction to Abundant Housing LA. Great for new members who are interested in learning more, experienced members who want to deepen their understanding of housing issues, and those who are just interested in seeing what we're all about.
Luke Klipp, our Education Director with urban and transit policy experience, will lead a presentation and discussion.... See MoreSee Less