With no hearings in sight, the plan for LA County’s own affordable housing authority is in limbo. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon can change that.
Friend , will you push Speaker Rendon to move SB 679 forward? Our future cannot wait any longer.
Our city officials have allowed rent prices to continue rising and homeless encampments to continue growing. It’s crystal clear that LA County is in dire need of a coherent, effective, and compassionate homelessness strategy that finally addresses the root cause of this humanitarian crisis, which is a lack of affordable homes and ongoing barriers to housing, which especially impact minority communities. Fortunately, a group of Senators, with the help from community organizations across LA County, came together to author SB 679. SB 679 will establish LA’s own Affordable Housing Solution Authority, or LACAHSA. It is the right way forward, as this excellent LA Times editorial explains.
However, after passing the Senate with flying colors, SB 679 is now languishing in the Assembly, with no hearings in sight. This is truly baffling, as LACAHSA represents a never-before-seen level of commitment by 60+ nonprofits to finally end homelessness in LA. With the September 10th deadline to pass state bills fast approaching, it’s on us to push Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to do more for lower-income families in LA County, many of which reside in his district in Southeast Los Angeles. Click the button below to tweet at Speaker Rendon, and ask him to move SB 679 forward for the sake of communities in his district!
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AHLA chapter Westside for Everyone is building the movement for a more affordable, sustainable, and cohesive community where everyone on the Westside can afford to live & work.
Here is what they say: “More residents on the Westside are spending bigger portions of their earnings on housing, leaving less for things like child care, food, and healthcare. Our community will benefit from homes in all shapes, sizes and price points so that people can afford to create a home and stay here over time.”
“We are coming together to ask Los Angeles leaders to plan for a future where all of us don’t have to make the choice between paying rent and staying in our community.”
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Monrovia Housing and Tenant Advocates Meeting
Mon 7/19 | 7:30-9pm
Inclusive Santa Monica Meeting
Thu 7/22 | 6-7pm
Housing Element Captain Check-In (MONTHLY)
Sat 7/24 | 1:30-2:30pm | Captains only
Pasadena Chapter Meeting
Wed 7/21 | 6-7pm
Westside for Everyone Chapter Meeting
Thu 7/22 | 7-8pm
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Rebuilding for a Resilient Recovery: Planning in California’s Wildland Urban Interface
Tue 7/20 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT
Join Next 10 for a webinar with authors Karen Chapple and Robert Olshansky of the UC Berkeley Center for Community Innovation to discuss the key findings of our new report, “Rebuilding for a Resilient Recovery: Planning in California’s Wildland Urban Interface,” and the implications for policy.
Reimagining Our City’s Buildings to Address Our Housing, Economic and Climate Crises
Central City Association
Facing housing and homelessness crises, worsening wildfires and heatwaves, and Covid-19 recovery, cities must densify to make homes abundant and affordable, meet climate goals, and support stronger economies. Adaptive reuse is one of the most powerful tools to achieve density in a cost-effective way while preserving a place’s cultural identity.
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What you can do for your unhoused neighbors during this heat wave (or any time)
Everyone suffers when heat waves strike and set new high temperatures. But some communities are more vulnerable than others, and that includes the thousands of unhoused people in Southern California. Thirst, heat stroke and exhaustion pose serious threats to homeless people around the region. Continue reading
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