Friend, it takes all of us working together to end the housing crisis. Help convince someone to support SB 9 & 10!
SB 9 and 10 will pare back exclusionary zoning, make homes more affordable, and bring back Los Angeles’ lovely duplexes and bungalows. And they achieve these while benefiting both renters and homeowners. How? SB 9 allows homeowners to undergo lot splits or build duplexes on their properties. SB 10 streamlines local rezoning to make more middle housing feasible in neighborhoods near jobs & transit. Both increases the housing stock to improve affordability and open up exclusionary and high opportunity areas to new neighbors.
SB 9 & 10 are incremental reforms. Fire-prone and historic districts are excluded from SB 9, and the bill contains provisions that protect renters, maintain neighborhood character, and prevent gentrification. SB 10 respects local control, as a local legislative body must pass a resolution to adopt the plan. Despite these provisions, anti-housing opponents have been targeting SB 9 & 10 by spreading falsehoods and stoking fear.
We can’t let anti-housing opponents get away with spreading misinformation, and we need to get ahead & talk to people around us about SB 9 & 10. For this week’s action, convince someone to sign our advocacy letter supporting SB 9/10! Email/call/tweet/meet with them, talk over wine/coffee/tea, the choice is yours 😉
🌳 SB 9 website
👋 SB 10 fact sheet
🛎 SB 9 impact analysis
🔥 SB 10 legal analysis
📌 Advocacy letter
Within the next 3 weeks, all registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail with 2 questions: 1) do you want to recall Governor Newsom? and 2) If the governor is recalled, who do you want to replace him? PLEASE, don’t sit this one out. VOTE NO on the first question.
Abundant Housing LA OPPOSES the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. We cannot afford to lose the progress we’ve made in fighting for housing for all, which is exactly what will happen if the recall succeeds. All of the leading candidates running to replace Governor Newsom are running on agendas of criminalizing our unhoused neighbors and aligning themselves both with NIMBYs and with the same reactionary forces threatening our democracy.
Return your ballot with prepaid postage by mail, an official dropbox or any LA County voting center (locations to be announced), by 9/14.
South Pasadena Chapter Meeting
Mon 8/9 | 1-2pm
Assembly District 62 Office Visit
Tue 8/10 | 2-3pm
Senate District 33 Office Visit
Wed 8/11 | 2-3pm
Assembly District 48 Office Visit
Thu 8/12 | 3-4pm
Friends Of The Purple Line Meeting
Fri 8/13 | 5-6pm
Monrovia Housing and Tenant Advocates Meeting
Mon 8/9 | 7:30 – 9:00pm
City of LA Chapter Meeting
Tue 8/10 | 6-7pm
Pasadena Chapter Meeting
Wed 8/11 | 6-7pm
Inclusive Santa Monica
Thu 8/12 | 6-7pm
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STILL accepting application! | HousingIsKey.com
Qualifying renters and landlords are now eligible for 100% of rent and utilities owed.
Evidence from Proposition HHH
The Effects of Project Labor Agreements on the Production of Affordable Housing
Prop HHH, a affordable housing bond measure which has committed 1.2 billion as of May 2021, is failing to reach its 10,000 units goal. This is because building homes have become more and more costly.
A report by Rand Corporation found that project labor agreements (PLA) are associated with increased project construction costs. Specifically, PLAs increase the costs of affected projects (65+ units) by 15%. It’s unclear whether PLAs actually help local workers, as Developers responded to the policy by simply favoring smaller projects that are not affected by PLAs and avoiding large projects. The report found that alternatives including “First source” hiring programs common in LA can help workers without increasing project costs.
Research Shows ‘Housing First’ in Denver Works
In 2016, Denver launched a supportive housing initiative to increase housing stability and decrease jail stays among people experiencing long-term homelessness, as well as frequent interactions with the criminal justice and emergency health systems. One key question among city officials, community partners and advocates boiled down to: Can truly supportive housing help keep people out of the criminal justice system?
Five years later — after intensive, prolonged research by the Urban Institute — the answer is yes. Continue reading and share
Show your support for ending exclusionary zoning with a yard sign!
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