Housing

December 8, 2021

CEQA Protects California Despite Special Interests’ 'Big Lie'

TPR shares here with permission this column by Roger Lin (pictured), attorney at the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), and Douglas Carstens, partner with Chatten-Brown, Carstens & Minteer, LLP, debunking the myth that CEQA is to blame for California's housing affordability crisis.

September 28, 2021

CityLab's Sarah Holder on CA Housing Policy Post Recall

Published originally by CityLab, and excerpted here with permission, CityLab's Sarah Holder examines what lies ahead for California housing policy in light of Governor Newsom's victory in the September 15th recall election.

August 25, 2021

What’s “In & Not In”  SB 9 & 10: California State Housing Bills Now Pending   

Cindy Montañez breaks down the language of SB 9 & SB 10 to illustrate their planning and affordability implications.

August 16, 2021

USC’s Dowell Myers on Housing Demographics: Linkage of Renter Mobility & Housing Affordability

Dowell Myers, Director of the Population Dynamics Research Group at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, shares with TPR readers his recently published findings on the impacts of millennials—now in need of their own housing—on renter mobility, housing supply, and affordability.

May 25, 2021

New LA City Councilmember Nithya Raman Shares Her Priorities & Approach to Homelessness

LA City Councilmember Nithya Raman here reflects on the challenges of entering public office during a pandemic and recounts the shortfalls of the City’s less than successful approaches to addressing homelessness.

May 25, 2021

LA City Planning Strategies for Equitable Distribution of  Affordable Housing 

TPR shares this excerpt from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning's recently released report outlining strategies for equitably distributing affordable units throughout the City and ensuring every neighborhood in Los Angeles provides its fair share of 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.

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.

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