Affordable Housing

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.

December 1, 2020

Rick Cole Sees Opportunity for 'Grand Bargain' on Housing 

Rick Cole offers his outlook on what can be accomplished statewide on housing and how the state can effectively assist and motivate local governments to meet affordable housing production goals.

December 1, 2020

State Auditor Finds California's Housing Agencies 'Ineffective' at Supporting Affordable Housing

TPR excerpts a recent report from the California State Auditor, which concludes the state lacks a sound, well-coordinated strategy to effectively use financial resources to support affordable housing and lacks oversight to ensure that cities and counties are doing their part to facilitate the construction of affordable housing.

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.

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