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Los Angeles Affordable Housing

The California law renters want repealed, explained

The law "has kept cities like Los Angeles from protecting our tenants for too long."

The big problem with affordable housing

It doesn’t stay affordable forever.

Developer plans affordable apartments next to historic Watts Towers

213 affordable units for seniors, families, and homeless residents.

Agency responsible for housing LA’s homeless discovers 3,000 units it ‘didn’t know about’

The discovery was made as LAHSA develops a new approach that treats the homeless crisis more like a natural disaster.

Metro tosses out development proposal, calls for more affordable housing in Westlake

Westlake is rapidly transforming, and to move ahead with the mostly market-rate project "would be aiding and abetting," Metro director says.

Will LA start building public housing again?

Proposed legislation calls on city staffers to study European models for social housing and how they might be brought to Los Angeles.

SB 50 didn’t pass. But California is still considering these housing bills.

The debate over density and affordability isn’t going away.

LA is encouraging developers to put denser housing near transit. Here’s how.

It’s like a mini Senate Bill 50, and in less than three years, the program has spurred plans for 20,000 new apartments.

Single-family homes cover almost half of Los Angeles

Now state lawmakers could shake up the status quo.

‘When [voters] passed this measure it made all the difference in the world’

The first homeless housing built with money approved by voters in 2016 is now open in South LA.

‘You’re just showing us what we’re not gonna live in’

Rent-controlled apartments in Hyde Park will be razed to make way for a sprawling new complex—and tenants aren’t getting answers about what will happen to them.

LA requiring developers to put affordable housing on city-owned land

"Affordable housing production is essential to alleviating and preventing homelessness," says councilmember.

County wants to spend $41M fighting displacement along LA River

Efforts to transform the concrete channel from eyesore to asset have been met with mixed reactions from residents.

6 programs for first-time homebuyers in LA

Having trouble coming up with a down payment?

LA’s future isn’t all tall towers. It’s duplexes and bungalow courts. 

They cost a lot less to build—and can support cheaper rents.

Shipping container apartments with rooftop gardens will house the homeless in South LA

Designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, it will feature a landscaped paseo to buffer apartments from the freeway.

She won the affordable housing lottery. The odds were 140 in 3,000.

Johanna Blocker was homeless before her application was picked for a new affordable apartment complex.

First glimpse: Marmol Radziner to helm Hotel Cecil’s interior renovations

Will the revamp shake off the Cecil’s creepy reputation?

Will landmarking ‘save’ LA’s first publicly subsidized artists colony?

Artists say they’re being priced out. "It wrenches my heart to see the moving trucks," says one longtime resident.

Studio One Eleven designing shipping container apartments for homeless in Watts

Slated to open December 2020, it will have a "tranquility garden" and a community space surrounding an existing 70-year-old avocado tree.

LA awards $24.3M for homeless housing at West LA VA campus

It’s the first piece of a much larger revamp of the sprawling campus.

LA approves $358.1M for 2,998 affordable apartments

One of the projects to get Measure HHH funding? A contested development in Chatsworth.

Bridge housing for families opens in old Hollywood mansion

It will house up to 40 young women and their children.

Why isn’t LA building apartments for residents with moderate incomes?

Residents who earn between $56,760 and $85,140 don’t have a lot of options, says City Councilmember David Ryu.

Is the city winding up to regulate tenancy in common?

Tenancy in common is a new path to homeownership in LA.

Boyle Heights native developing affordable housing across from Mariachi Plaza

"The homelessness picture is people like my uncle, who just can’t afford somewhere to live," she says.

No more environmental review for homeless shelters

Under a new state law, emergency shelters and affordable housing projects in LA are now exempt from CEQA.

‘Building in the quickest time possible’: Modular homeless housing rising in Westlake

The builder says they’re cutting construction time in half.

East Hollywood parking lot to morph into huge affordable housing complex

106 units now, 454 units when fully built out near the Vermont/Beverly Red Line station.

Fresh look for affordable housing development atop Vermont/Santa Monica Red Line station

190 units, shops, and more shade for Metro riders are planned.

LA gearing up to spend $336M to build 2,998 apartments for homeless residents

It will tap the last remaining Measure HHH money, a $1.2 billion bond voters approved for homeless housing.

LA sued over program that’s adding denser housing near transit

Fix the City has repeatedly taken Los Angeles to court over some of its more transformative planning proposals. Now it’s targeting a development incentive program.

Deal to stop rent increases at Chinatown apartment complex falling apart

Tenants were supposed to be safe from rent increases—but they’re facing one now.

Downtown LA’s creepy Hotel Cecil might finally reopen in 2021

The developer would not say if stylish micro-units are still part of the plans, but half of the existing rooms will reopen to hotel guests.

‘These are your HHH dollars at work’

Backed by $12 million in Measure HHH funding, 85 apartments for homeless and low-income residents get underway in El Sereno.

City controller ‘skeptical’ of progress combating LA’s homeless crisis

The remark came after releasing an audit skewering the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s methods for tracking outreach to homeless residents.

Handsome new affordable housing complex the Coronel makes its Hollywood debut

Designed by KFA, the 54-unit development adapted two historic Pueblo-style bungalows into the site along with two sleek modern structures.

Kanye West in trouble for building ‘Star Wars’-inspired dome houses in Calabasas

Inspectors were tipped off by complaints about "gumdrop-shaped" dwellings.

LA will explore inclusionary zoning citywide

That could mean requiring residential developers to make a portion of new units in their buildings affordable to low-income renters.