Affordable Housing

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.

October 23, 2019

US Rep. Earl Blumenauer Argues for a Reset & Reevaluation of Federal Housing Programs

US Rep. Blumenauer offers his Congressional perspective on our nation’s housing crisis, the scale and complexity of which he argues demands affirmative federal action.

October 23, 2019

CCA’s Lall: CD14’s Next Councilmember Must Champion Downtown as the ‘Civic, Cultural, and Economic Heart’ of LA

CCA's Jessica Lall highlights DTLA’s significance as the economic and cultural heart of LA, and—on issues from transit to homelessness—its impact on surrounding cities and the region.

October 23, 2019

Related’s Bill Witte Unpacks California's 'Housing Affordability Crisis' 

Bill Witte, CEO and Chairman of Related California, on how state and local governments ought to respond to the state’s challenges housing affordability, growth in homelessness, and 'missing middle' housing supply.

October 17, 2019

Ken McCormick on Resurrecting Redevelopment for Missing-Middle Housing

McCormick argues that California's current lop-sided strategy of providing market-rate density-bonuses for affordability components fails to deliver the missing-middle housing the state needs most of all.

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