legistors are back to work in Sacramento, remind them to help pass pro-housing bills!
The deadline to pass state bills is September 10th – meaning that if a bill doesn’t get a floor vote in their current houses by then, it’s dead. This means our top priority bills, SB 9, SB 10, and AB 1401, have less than a month left to be passed.
Right now, SB 9 and AB 1401 are in the Assembly and Senate’s Appropriations Committees, and SB 10 is on the Assembly floor. With only 4 weeks left, every day is crucial in the race to convince legislators to vote yes on these important bills.
SB 9 & 10 pare back exclusionary zoning, make homes more affordable, and bring back Los Angeles’ lovely duplexes and bungalows. AB 1401 increases affordability and encourages transit usage by waiving arbitrary and harmful parking requirements in areas near transit. All these policy changes are modest, incremental reforms that should become the law. Email your legislators today about these bills, and help center their return to work on housing!
Remind your legislators to help pass pro-housing bills!
Climate Resolve builds climate resilience at the local and regional levels by championing equitable solutions and practical initiatives that reduce climate pollution and prepare for climate impacts.
Climate Resolve works in a wide range of areas to help communities combat and prepare for climate impacts. These include climate science, conservation, transportation, urban cooling, as well as planning and legislation. On the planning & legislation front, Climate Resolve and Abundant Housing LA share similar visions of denser, walkable, and affordable communities through infill and transit-oriented development, and we have worked together on a number of initiatives for denser housing near jobs and transit. Housing policy is climate policy, after all!
Learn more about Climate Resolve here, and don’t forget to give them a follow on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram!
This Saturday, Abundant Housing LA is hosting a beachside bike ride just for our members! The ride will featuring Culver City Mayor Alex Fisch, who will be there to chat/answer your questions about top housing issues including the homelessness crisis and upzoning. This is a great opportunity to meet with other members and get insights from a longtime pro-housing local leader. Meet at Heal the Bay Aquarium, 8/21, @ 10 am. Will you be joining?
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Monrovia Housing and Tenant Advocates Meeting
Mon 8/16 | 7:00 – 9:00pm
Westside for Everyone Chapter Meeting Thu 8/19 | 7-8pm
Long Beach Chapter Meeting
Fri 8/20 | 5-6pm
Pasadena Chapter Meeting
Wed 8/18 | 6-7pm
Alhambra Chapter Meeting
Thu 8/19 | 7:30-8:30pm
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Qualifying renters and landlords are now eligible for 100% of rent and utilities owed.
Nearly half of American workers don’t earn enough to afford a one-bedroom rental
Data from the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows that millions of working Americans don’t earn enough to afford to rent a one-bedroom apartment in their county of residence, and in no county can minimum wage workers afford to rent two-bedroom units. Further investigation also reveal that housing unaffordability especially burdens Black and Latinx workers: while the majority of white Americans can afford to rent one-bedroom apartments in their county of residence, the majority of Black & Latinx can’t.
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Where America’s developed areas are growing:
‘Way off into the horizon’
Between 2001 and 2019, the built-up landscape of America — buildings, roads and other structures — has expanded into previously undeveloped areas, adding more than 14,000 square miles of new development across the contiguous United States — an area over five times the size of Delaware.
A Washington Post analysis of data released by the U.S. Geological Survey this summer highlights where the most development has taken place. Continue reading
Show your support for ending exclusionary zoning with a yard sign!
Use the link to purchase a sign to be sent directly to you. There are three different designs to choose from, including the one shown here. A portion of every purchase goes towards helping to support AHLA and our mission!
Click here to see the yard signs!
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