Affordable Housing

May 28, 2014

Bill Witte on Housing Affordability: A Supply and Demand Problem

Bill Witte, president of Related California, talks real estate, affordable housing, and a squeezed middle class with The Planning Report.

May 7, 2014

US Cities Leading the Way: Milken 2014 Global Conference

The Milken Global Conference panel “US Cities Leading the Way,” featuring Gavin Newsom and Kathryn Wylde, considers opportunities and challenges particular to the local level.

May 5, 2014

Soboroff on the Nexus of LAPD, Great Neighborhoods, and Great Streets

Police Commission President Steve Soboroff reveals how safe neighborhoods lead to a better Los Angeles.

August 1, 2012

Mercedes Marquez: LA City’s New Deputy Mayor for Housing

Interview with Mercedes Marquez, who, after serving three years with HUD and the Obama Administration, takes on the position of Deputy Mayor for Housing with the City of Los Angeles.

September 22, 2016

Kat Taylor’s Beneficial State Bank Offering Increased Access To Capital & A Triple Bottom Line Community Mission

Kat Taylor, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, joins TPR to discuss how her expanding financial institution is pursuing economic justice, environmental sustainability, and radical transparency.

September 22, 2016

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Prioritizes LA County’s Homeless

Over the past year, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has used his platform to push for action to address both Los Angeles and California's historic homelessness epidemic. Sup. Ridley-Thomas joins TPR to talk about November's Prop HHH and future policy measures to address both the housing and services issues.

September 20, 2016

Cecilia Estolano: Why New Affordable Housing Draws the Short Straw in Los Angeles

Cecilia Estolano diagnoses the city of Los Angeles's historically flawed planning process, advocating instead for comprehensive community planning and equitable economic development.

August 18, 2016

Yes, City Planning Matters: East LA Community Groups Provide Examples For How To Engage Community In Planning Process

East LA Community Corporation President Isela Gracian and Leadership for Urban Renewal Executive Director Rudy Espinoza join TPR to discuss their work on creating a forward-looking community plan for Boyle Heights that protects residents and reflects local needs.

August 15, 2016

Related's Witte Counsels Developers to Engage in “City Planning” Or Face More Anti-Development Ballot Box Initiatives

Bill Witte, CEO and Chairman of Related California, elaborates on how his company is finding ways to implement well-meaning affordable housing and density initiatives, but opines on the need for robust engagement from developers to find solutions to California's many housing challenges today.

July 26, 2016

Affordable Housing’s Elephant In The Room: Operating and Preserving Multi-Family Housing

John Given discusses the need to preserve affordability in the operating rental housing market. His vision: putting 20 percent of LA’s existing housing stock under mission-driven control within the next 10 years.


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