66,000 unhoused. Nearly half rent-burdened. A million overcrowded. We’re outraged by the housing crisis in LA County, and we’re taking action to end it.
Oct 28, 2021 • 17 tweets • 5 min read
🧵If you live in California, you’ve probably heard of Proposition 13.
But what does it do?
How does it affect housing in California?
And should it change?
You can find answers to all these questions here:
Prop 13 was a 1978 ballot measure that put strict limits on property taxes. It capped the maximum property tax rate at 1%, and assesses the property based on its value *at the time of purchase*, not what it’s worth today.
That's the amount of land zoned for housing in Los Angeles County where apartments are banned. Laws that mandate single-family detached homes as the only legal housing option in most of the County are a form of exclusionary zoning.
In some cities, apartment bans are even more widespread. You can use our map to see for yourself how much of your city’s land mandates single-family homes only.
"Poor cities were given higher goals. On average, they were asked to permit enough new homes to increase their housing stock by about 11% compared to the first year of their current RHNA cycle, while wealthier cities were only asked to add about 5%. "
"Those poorer cities are also less likely to be on track to meet their goals. Part of the reason is probably that those cities have fewer resources to help them plan for housing needs. However, looking at the grades by category illuminates another factor." sgvtribune.com/2021/01/31/rep…
Mar 29, 2021 • 9 tweets • 5 min read
As we grapple with LA's failure to house its people, we want to reaffirm a commitment to equity and fairness in our approach. @CamnerLeonora wrote about why it is important for the #yimby movement to center WHERE to put housing and for WHOM:
Abundant Housing LA is building the pro-housing movement for LA. But it’s not enough to just be supportive of housing in general. Achieving housing abundance requires thoughtful approaches that center equity, racial justice, and environmentalism.
The year is 2029. Every Angeleno, including YOU, can afford to live near where they work, families get to remain close to each other, and neighborhoods are walkable and vibrant with businesses & activities. 1/
With lots of new homes near Metro, air quality and commutes are better than ever. 2/
Feb 15, 2021 • 13 tweets • 6 min read
We Still Here (day 15 of 28)
The queen of neo soul, Erykah Badu, was born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971. She was raised by a single mother in #Dallas, #Texas. 1/
Wishing you all a day full of love! Today's entry is a bit long, as we pay tribute to Prince's dazzling legacy, and commemorate the many Black struggles that took place in his hometown #Minneapolis, #Minnesota.
Prince Rogers Nelson was born June 7, 1958. A well-rounded entertainer, Prince was a singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, guitar virtuoso, & professional dancer. His eclectic, genre-bending music & flamboyant and androgynous persona forever imprinted on the world.
Feb 13, 2021 • 12 tweets • 6 min read
Good morning and welcome to the weekend! Day 13 of our collab with artist Greg Edwards (@GregtheGrouch) features Amanda Gorman, who at 22 is the youngest entry of this series. Her story demonstrates the empowerment that comes with having a voice & creative outlet.
Poet and activist Amanda Gorman was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1998. She grew up with a speech impediment and has an auditory condition making her hypersensitive to sound.
Under state law, LA has to plan for 456,000 more homes by 2029. In October, @Planning4LA will finalize a plan (the “housing element”) explaining how they’ll achieve this ambitious goal.
Of course, *how* we plan for more homes is key. Together with 19 other civic orgs, @AbundantHousing has called for an Equitable Distribution of housing, where *every* neighborhood, particularly high-resource areas, plans for strong housing growth.