Help support “the Lucky Thirteen” – 13 bills before the California Legislature that, taken together, advance the Abundant Housing LA “Core Four” policy agenda and represent a major advance in the fight for housing affordability and abundance.
Among these 13 important bills are:
AB 1401, which would eliminate local parking requirements for homes and businesses within a half-mile of transit.
SB 679, which would create the L.A. County Regional Affordable Housing Finance Authority.
SB 9, which would legalize two homes on every property zoned for single-family homes in California and streamline the process to split a residential lot.
SB 10, which would make it easier for cities to zone for “missing middle” housing containing up to 10 housing units.
You can read more about the Lucky Thirteen on our latest blog post.
Of course, these bills alone will not fix California’s housing shortage or affordability crisis. Deeper reforms are needed — but these 13 bills represent major steps in the right direction, and all of them deserve to be law.
Please send your support letter for the Lucky Thirteen today. Make sure your representatives in Sacramento know that you won’t wait another year for them to do their job and end California’s housing crisis.
AHLA’s Housing Innovation Panel
April 22, 2021 6:30-8:00pm
AHLA is excited to announce Our Future LA! Our Future is a coalition committed to fundamentally changing how we create housing, protect renters, and address racist policies that keep people poor. Learn more, and sign up at http://ourfuture.la
Spotlight – AHLA’s new board member, David Edimo
We are excited to welcome David to our board! David has previously conducted research with Abundant Housing LA on homelessness and housing scarcity. He is a former member of the Maryland State Board of Education, where he worked to modernize Maryland’s school accountability plan, increase access to mental health resources, and support curriculum innovation. In addition, he has worked with OneOC, Southern California’s nonprofit success accelerator, to build a post-pandemic strategic plan, develop its first legislative advocacy strategy, and launch a program to increase minority representation on nonprofit boards in California. David has also been a campus chair for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, a legislative intern for Senator Chris Van Hollen, and a volunteer for Representative Jamie Raskin’s congressional campaign. He is currently writing his thesis on innovative programs that improve the affordability and reliability of electricity. In May, David will graduate from Yale University, where he studies economics and became the first Black student in thirty years to win the North American Debate Championship.