Housing

May 3, 2021

UCLA Luskin Summit: 2021 Los Angeles Quality of Life Index

Former LA County Supervisor and Director of the Los Angeles Initative at UCLA Luskin, Zev Yaroslavsky unveils the results from the sixth annual Quality of Life index, which reveals fascinating insights into how residents' priorities and perspectives on public leadership have shifted—or not—in light of the challenges and uncertainties experienced over the past year.

April 16, 2021

Outgoing SCAG President Rex Richardson on Empowering Cities for Growth

TPR sat down with outgoing SCAG President and City of Long Beach Vice Mayor, Rex Richardson, to discuss how the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization was able to find consensus on focusing new housing development near jobs and transit to balance future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals.

April 15, 2021

CCA White Paper on Expanding Adaptive Reuse to Support Housing & Economic Recovery

TPR excerpts CCA's white paper on adaptivee reuse, which provides a set of recommendations that the City can implement now to convert obsolete buildings into housing and community-serving facilities.

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 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.

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.

June 8, 2020

California Forward Summary of 2020 State Senate Housing Bills

TPR shares with permission California Forward's summary of the suite of housing proposals that seek to increase the zoned capacity for housing in the state.

April 1, 2020

Joint Venture Silicon Valley on the COVID Crisis & Beyond

Issi Romem shares insights and predictions from the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies at Joint Venture Silicon Valley on the likely impact this public health crisis and market freeze will have on housing affordability, rental, and housing policies in Silicon Valley.

February 24, 2020

Housing Policy Unpacked: Who Will Accept the Challenges?

Watch this VX2020 panel on the complex dynamics driving the state's affordable housing and homelessness crises and the adequacy of state and local responses to the challenges that will define the state for the generation to come.

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