Zachary, help shape AHLA’s endorsements strategy!
Abundant Housing LA is seeking housing advocates to be part of our 2022 Endorsements Committee!
This panel of volunteer committee members will be responsible for researching candidates in priority races, conducting questionnaires and potentially interviews with candidates, and possibly polling AHLA members on their stances with candidates. This is an exciting opportunity to gain insights on important 2022 elections as well as professional experience working for a pro-housing social welfare organization.
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The endorsements committee will begin early January. The estimated time commitment is 2-3 hours per week for about 3 months. After researching candidates independently or in teams with other committee members, the endorsements committee will come together to review and discuss candidate endorsements.
#GivingTuesday is next week!
SAVE THE DATE – Giving Tuesday is 11/30/21.
In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, Abundant Housing LA will be conducting a membership drive! As a grassroots organization, our members empowers us to buid the movement to house all Angelenos. Right now, our focus is to bring over 800,000 new homes to LA County, which will help lower rent, prevent homelessness, and rehouse unhoused neighbors.
Can we count on you to become a member next Tuesday?
Email Haley to be added to the calendar event – we will remind you next Tuesday👇🏼
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You will get to choose which part of our work to support – Education, Legislation, or Election.
- Contributions to our Education Fund are tax deductible, and ***your impact will be MATCHED on Giving Tuesday***. Funds for this empowers us to educate the public on housing.
- Contribute to our Legislation Fund to help pass pro-housing legislation.
- Contribute to our Election Fund to help elect pro-housing leaders.
Which fund do you plan to contribute to? Help fund real solutions and meaningful change!
Of course, our membership comes with perks! All members will be invited to monthly meetups and happy hours as well as an exclusive annual housing panel discussion with experts. This is a great way to network with other advocates and professionals in the housing space.
Help end the housing shortage AND join in on the fun!
No chapter meetings – Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🦃🦃
Virtual Public Workshop: Help Build More Sustainable and Equitable Communities
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or the Board), in collaboration with partner State agencies, invite you to participate in a virtual public workshop that aims to continue advancing work to help build more sustainable and equitable communities through State-level policy and planning work to affect transportation, land use and housing options in California.
The State’s strategy to prevent the negative impacts of climate change calls for curbing the overall number of drive-alone miles completed daily on California’s roadways. As part of these efforts, CARB and partner State agencies are exploring further strategies to reduce the amount of driving where possible, increase accessibility to important destinations, and make travel by clean transportation options such as public transit, carpooling, walking, biking, and shared mobility services more viable and attractive options for getting people where they need and want to go.
This initial public workshop provides the public with an opportunity to learn more about and share input on key questions related to future policies to reduce the amount of driving.
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Call-In #: 1 (636) 651-3185
Members and volunteers, please join us on December 8 at 5:30 pm at our office located at 515 S Flower Street, 18th Floor for an evening of service followed by a happy hour meetup at Public School 213.
We will be packing toiletry kits for Downtown Women’s Center (DWC), a frontline service provider for unhoused women. We encourage you all to bring and donate the following items listed here. Your donation will help DWC clients in need of toiletry items.
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Members & volunteers only. Become a member here.
When a Hyundai is also the family home
Some families sacrifice nearly everything so their kids can go to the “right” schools.
In eastern Pennsylvania, Veronica Vargas and her longtime partner, Alex, put their sons to bed most nights in their car in the parking lot of the Walmart where they work. They’re doing it to keep their 11-, 13- and 14-year-old boys in a sought-after public school district that’s nearby. We aren’t using Alex’s last name or the children’s names because of his concerns about people learning about their not having a home.
Editorial: Will an L.A. street engagement strategy really get homeless people housed? Don’t count on it
When a sweeping anti-camping ordinance to ban homeless people from bedding down in a variety of outdoor locations was passed last summer by the Los Angeles City Council, the goal, council members insisted, was to house people — and to clear the streets. They had been inundated with complaints from constituents about homeless people taking over sidewalks and parks and creating a profusion of trash.
The same day the council members took the first of two votes on the anti-camping ordinance, they also vowed to create a street engagement strategy that would ensure homeless people would get outreach and offers of housing before any sidewalk was cleared.
Show your support for ending exclusionary zoning with a yard sign!
And check out our brand new CafePress store with merch for everyone.
515 S Flower St. 18 Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90071