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.

October 1, 2020

Embarcadero Institute Responds to Housing Formula Report Critiques

Last week TPR shared a new report from Embarcadero Institute disputing the accuracy of the state's methodology for calculating local housing needs. With the state moving to hold local governments accountable for meeting housing production goals and the report finding a 900,000 unit discrepancy, offered here is Embarcadero Institute's response to criticism received regarding the report's conclusions.

October 1, 2020

Alfred Fraijo on Accomplishing Affordability with ‘Housing Plus, Plus, Plus’

Alfred Fraijo Jr., partner at Sheppard Mullin, shares his frustration with what he sees is state inaction on housing and LA's legacy of piecemeal planning and outdated zoning.

September 23, 2020

New SPUR/CA Fwd Report Finds State Tax System Discourages Affordable Housing Production

Pointing to the housing disincentives built into California’s tax system by Proposition 13 and the deterioration of state funding for supportive infrastructure and services, the study finds that cities that receive a larger share of the property tax they generate contributed a larger share of the housing supply in the Bay Area over a four-year period.

September 23, 2020

CA’s Housing Needs Assessment Used Incorrect Data & Masks California's Failure to Build Affordable Housing

The latest research from Embarcadero Institute finds that California’s most recent housing needs assessment was calculated using incorrect vacancy rates and double counting resulting in inflated numbers that obscure the state’s true need: funding for affordable housing.

July 7, 2020

Embarcadero Institute: Affordable Housing Legislation Falls Short Despite Market-Rate Overperformance

In continuation of TPR's ongoing coverage of state legislative efforts to expand the state supply of affordable housing, republished here with permission is the Embarcadero Institute’s plain-language analysis of housing legislation introduced during the 2020 legislative session.

May 19, 2020

Ann Sewill & Bill Witte Address COVID-19 & CA’s Housing Crisis

California Community Foundation’s Ann Sewill and Related California's Bill Witte offer their informed perspective on the impacts of COVID-19 and the economic downturn on affordable housing production in Los Angeles.

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