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California is in the midst of a housing crisis. Decades of resistance to new housing, especially in coastal communities, have resulted in unbearably high rents, worsened inequality, and displacement of low-income residents. Los Angeles County especially needs much more housing, for people of all incomes, near our growing transit system and major employment centers, if we ever hope to reverse these trends.

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Housing Party!

Nov 15 Fri 6:00 pm - Nov 15 Fri 7:30 pm

L'Opera Ristorante101 Pine AveLong Beach, CA90802 Map

Abundant Housing LA and YIMBY Action are teaming up for a fun event in Long Beach! YIMBYest of legislators Senator Scott Wiener & Assemblymember David Chiu will toast the night, and other pro-housing legislators (in town for the Democratic Convention) will likely stop by.

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Protest NIMBYism!

Nov 21 Thu 1:00 pm - Nov 21 Thu 2:30 pm

Department 82 at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Map

Note - Fix the City has postponed their hearing to November.

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----
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Renters & the Housing Crisis - November Panel Series

Nov 25 Mon 6:30 pm - Nov 25 Mon 8:00 pm

Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 Map

Join Abundant Housing LA for a panel discussion on the impacts of the housing crisis on renters.

On the panel will be CA State Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), who was instrumental in passing AB 1482 in the 2019 state legislative session , which caps rent hikes at 5% plus inflation. Assemblymember Bloom has also been actively involved in Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) reform and holding the region accountable for a compliant RHNA methodology.

He will be joined by Michael Lens, Associate Faculty Director of the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies; Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy. Professor Lens' work evaluates the potential for housing policy to reduce this separation by focusing on neighborhood safety and access to jobs.

Alex Fisch, Councilmember in Culver City, will also be joining to share his perspective on the ways that Culver City is considering its renting population as it makes new housing policies, including rent freeze.

The panel will be moderated by Leonora Camner, Managing Director of Abundant Housing LA.
There will be snacks & beverages.

**Parking for this event is not allowed at the Helms Bakery District.**

Please use transit to come to this event if possible. The Helms Design Center is a short walk from the Culver City Expo Station.

RSVP here: www.eventbrite.com/e/renters-the-housing-crisis-exploring-challenges-current-policies-tickets-801...
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Advocacy and Public Comment Training w/ Everyone In

Nov 26 Tue 6:30 pm - Nov 26 Tue 8:00 pm

Sepulveda Peace Center3916 SepulvedaCulver City, CA90230 Map

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.
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SB 50 Debate - AHLA's December Panel Series

Dec 04 Wed 6:30 pm - Dec 04 Wed 8:30 pm

Santa Monica Place395 Santa Monica PlaceSanta Monica, CA90401 Map

Hear both sides on SB 50! Is it what California needs, or is it the wrong direction?

Join us for this dynamic debate on a housing bill which, if passed, will bring significant changes to zoning and housing development across California.

Featuring Charles Loveman (representing the opposition side), Executive Director of Heritage Housing Partners (HHP), a non-profit affordable housing developer based in Pasadena, CA. He is the former Board Chair of The Waverly School in Pasadena, CA, is the former President of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), is the former Board President of the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, is a former member of the West Hollywood Planning Commission, is the former Chair of the West Hollywood Cultural Heritage Commission, and is a former Board Member of the California Preservation Foundation.

Randy Shaw, representing the supporting side for SB 50, is an attorney, author and activist who lives in Berkeley, California. He is the executive director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, a non-profit organization in San Francisco that he co-founded in 1980. Shaw also co-founded and is on the Board of Directors of Uptown Tenderloin, Inc., a nonprofit organization that spearheaded the creation of the national Uptown Tenderloin Historic District in 2009. Shaw is also the editor of Beyond Chron, and has written six books on activism, including "Generation Priced Out."

**The debate will take place in the 3rd Floor Community Room at Santa Monica Place. The Community Room is near the 3rd floor bathrooms**

Santa Monica Place is adjacent to the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line stop.
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