Affordable Housing

July 18, 2017

Tom Safran on Why Affordable Housing is Difficult to Build in SoCal

The veteran developer and chair of Thomas Safran & Associates sits down to talk about how he has worked to build consensus over his housing developments.

May 24, 2017

San Diego Mayor Touts Commitment to Sustainability, Launches Pure Water Initiative

Kevin Faulconer highlighted the city’s commitment to environmental sustainability ahead of the launch of Pure Water San Diego.

April 27, 2017

Stewarding a Post-'Measure S' LA: Will City Leaders Truly Engage?

LA leaders ask: How can the city treat neighborhoods fairly while addressing citywide housing needs?

March 28, 2017

How Will The Real Estate Market, Demographics, & Affordable Housing Demands Reshape Planning?

Urban Land Institute-Los Angeles Executive Director Gail Goldberg explained past efforts to address LA's housing affordability crisis. Plus: the demographic changes reshaping the multifamily housing sector.

October 31, 2016

To Regional Leaders: Comprehensive Planning Must Be Integrated into Pro-Housing Conversation

SCAG's recent California Housing Summit focused on the chronic shortage of affordable housing in Los Angeles. TPR presents an except from a breakout session moderated by Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole, entitled “Integrate, Preserve, Utilized, and Build,” which focused on how good community and infrastructure planning must work in tandem with pro-housing advocates.

September 22, 2016

Kat Taylor’s Beneficial State Bank Offering Increased Access To Capital & A Triple Bottom Line Community Mission

Kat Taylor, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, joins TPR to discuss how her expanding financial institution is pursuing economic justice, environmental sustainability, and radical transparency.

September 22, 2016

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Prioritizes LA County’s Homeless

Over the past year, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has used his platform to push for action to address both Los Angeles and California's historic homelessness epidemic. Sup. Ridley-Thomas joins TPR to talk about November's Prop HHH and future policy measures to address both the housing and services issues.

September 20, 2016

Cecilia Estolano: Why New Affordable Housing Draws the Short Straw in Los Angeles

Cecilia Estolano diagnoses the city of Los Angeles's historically flawed planning process, advocating instead for comprehensive community planning and equitable economic development.

August 18, 2016

Yes, City Planning Matters: East LA Community Groups Provide Examples For How To Engage Community In Planning Process

East LA Community Corporation President Isela Gracian and Leadership for Urban Renewal Executive Director Rudy Espinoza join TPR to discuss their work on creating a forward-looking community plan for Boyle Heights that protects residents and reflects local needs.

August 15, 2016

Related's Witte Counsels Developers to Engage in “City Planning” Or Face More Anti-Development Ballot Box Initiatives

Bill Witte, CEO and Chairman of Related California, elaborates on how his company is finding ways to implement well-meaning affordable housing and density initiatives, but opines on the need for robust engagement from developers to find solutions to California's many housing challenges today.

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