Affordable Housing

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.

May 4, 2020

Martin Muoto’s SoLa Impact Fund Investments in Housing and South LA Business Center Undaunted by COVID-19

SoLa Impact Founder and Managing Partner Martin Muoto shares his organization's mission to: "Earn good returns, while targeting 'really tough neighborhoods,' often with properties plagued by many vacancies and a lot of deferred maintenance, renovate them and create decent, affordable housing.

April 8, 2020

Abode Communities’ Robin Hughes on Addressing Housing Insecurity in a Pandemic

Robin Hughes on the critical importance of securing quality affordable housing during the pandemic, coupled with the challenge of responding to the operational needs of ongoing development projects.

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'.

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