LOS ANGELES (KABC) — In an effort to address the city’s affordable housing crisis, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass signed an order Wednesday that will offer incentives to get more housing units built for people of all income levels.
Executive Directive No. 7 will remove barriers to housing production, especially for projects that provide affordable housing units.
Bass hopes it will make the housing approval process move faster by reducing red tape and extensive reviews.
“I have talked to developers around the city … they say one thing: ‘It takes too long to get projects done,’ and very time there is a delay, it increased the costs,” she said during a signing ceremony Wednesday.