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.

May 3, 2021

Mayor Eric Garcetti State of the City 2021 Housing & Homelessness Priorities

TPR shares an excerpt from the Mayor Garcetti's 2021 State of the City remarks in which he elaborates on the $791 million included in his 2021 proposed city budget for housing and homeless services.

March 24, 2021

Cambridge, Mass’ Adopts Citywide Affordable Housing Overlay—A National Model

Alanna Mallon elaborates on the significance and necessity for the local land use regulation to significantly increase supply of permanent affordable housing in one of the nation’s most expensive and inflated housing markets.

February 26, 2021

We're Solving the Wrong Crisis: Finding & Fixing the Real Housing Crisis in California 

Embarcadero Institute president and co-founder, Gab Layton reminds readers that when incentives are created for market-rate housing, Big Tech and real estate interest groups benefit at the expense of addressing the 'real' crisis: California has far too little affordable housing for the minimum wage-earners who live in metro areas.

February 18, 2021

Patrick Condon: Density, Affordability, & The 'Hungry Dogs' of Land Price Speculation

Patrick Condon explicitly articulates how increasing density without affordability only further inflates urban land values to the benefit of speculators, resulting in nearly all of the value of individual labor and creative enterprise of entrepreneurs in regional economies to be absorbed as land wealth.

December 21, 2020

Can't Fix What You Can't Measure: Correcting the Record on Double Counting in State RHNA Numbers 

Embarcadero Institute president, Gab Layton, corrects the record on double counting in the state' RHNA numbers and argues that any state-adopted methodology tied to critical funding ought to be accurate, defensible, and based in fact.

December 21, 2020

Mark Ridley-Thomas' TPR Exit Interview from the LA County Board of Supervisors

TPR’s exit interview with former Supervisor, now-Councilmember Ridley-Thomas appropriately focuses mostly upon his accomplishments on the county board and his significant economic development initiatives relating to housing, mobility, and LA’s burgeoning bioscience industry.

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