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.

March 17, 2020

Economic Argument for Historic Preservation: Older Housing is Affordable Housing

Donovan Rypkema and Adrian Scott Fine highlight myth-busting findings on the impacts of HPOZs on affordability, density, diversity, and economic resilience of neighborhoods across Los Angeles.

February 24, 2020

Asm. Bloom on State Solutions for Streamlining Housing & Achieving Affordability

Asm. Richard Bloom and Tara Barauskas dive into the barriers to building affordable housing and whether recent legislation streamlining local planning, zoning, and permitting processes

February 11, 2020

Embarcadero Institute: Transit-Rich Urban Centers Exceed Housing Numbers, Fail on Affordability

Embarcadero Institute’s plain-language analysis of state housing data, which fails to support the foundational premise of SB50 that increasing housing supply will result in housing affordability.

December 5, 2019

Architects Brooks + Scarpa on Livable, Affordable, & Scalable DENSE-CITY

Architects Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa discuss their exhibit and the challenges to planning and building affordable, livable density in Southern California today.

December 2, 2019

National Fair Housing Alliance Rejects HUD Argument for Upzoning

In this op-ed, authors Debby Goldberg and Morgan Williams of the National Fair Housing Alliance explain that the housing affordability crisis is more than just a 'zoning problem'.

October 28, 2019

State Senate Majority Leader Hertzberg Offers End-of-Session Assessment of 2019 Legislature

Sen. Hertzberg offers his thoughts on the just concluded legislative session, and further opines on the legacy of Prop 13 and the challenges facing governance when voters are increasingly factually starved and civically buffeted by populist social media.

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