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How is City Planning Incentivizing Affordable Housing Production?

How is City Planning Incentivizing Affordable Housing Production?

Increasing rents, combined with the economic hit resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, have left more than 40,000 residents across Los Angeles homeless. On any given night there are men, women, and children who must resort to living on our streets, without access to shelter and basic medical attention.

New Housing Poll Reveals that Angelenos Support More Housing Citywide & Support Tenant Protections

Housing Element Poll Results

Angelenos want a variety of affordable housing options in every part of the City. That is one of the top findings from City Planning’s housing poll. Responders also expressed the desire to expand tenant protections along with more, deeply affordable housing across the City.

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Highlight: Former City Planner Raul Escobedo

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Highlight: Former City Planner Raul Escobedo

Hired in the 1970s to engage residents through a cultural and ethnic approach, Raul Escobedo was one of Los Angeles City Planning’s first influential Chicano planners. During his time with the Department, Raul successfully encouraged high numbers of Latino residents to participate in the planning process for the first time.

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