On the Front Lines of the Housing Crisis
Calling for L.A.’s homeless and affordable housing crisis to be tackled with urgent action
In Los Angeles…
Over one-third of L.A. City residents spend more than half their income on rent.
L.A.’s skyrocketing housing costs have made it one of the most expensive places to live in the nation – worse than New York, Boston, and D.C. Monthly housing costs as a percentage of income is higher in L.A. than almost every other major city
The LABC is on the front lines of this issue. We advocate for ways to expedite construction and improve financing of new affordable housing units. We produce new research on how the high cost of housing is burdening employers and threatening our workforce. We convene leaders and build coalitions dedicated to ending the housing affordability crisis and securing the long-term viability of our economy.
The LABC Institute sponsored a landmark study analyzing bottlenecks in L.A.’s housing development process. The study, conducted by UCLA and CSUN, recommends reforms that would sharply increase production as the city must produce five times more housing units by 2029 than were built last decade.
The LABC Institute sponsored two landmark public opinion surveys on homelessness that helped shape policy discourse on what programs and policies L.A. leaders should prioritize. In 2019 and for the follow up survey in 2021, the LABC Institute hired prominent pollster Hart Research to conduct the research in cooperation with the LA Times.
LABC President & Board Members invited to serve on Mayor Bass’s Transition Team: Supports Executive Directive 1 & 2
LABC Institute commissions study from UCLA and CSUN identifying obstacles and opportunities to meeting affordable housing production target.
LABC Homelessness Survey Released in Cooperation with the Los Angeles Times
Prop 10, a measure staunchly opposed by LABC is defeated by voters
Released “The Affordable Housing Crisis in Los Angeles: Impacts to LA’s Fastest Growing Companies,” in partnership with USC
Released “Housing Pays: Capturing the Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Increased Housing Production for the City of L.A.”
Released “The Affordable Housing Crisis in Los Angeles: An Employer Perspective” in partnership with USC
Co-authored Prop. H, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters
Prop. HHH passes with active support from LABC
Released “LA’s New Frontier: Capturing Opportunities for New Housing, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in LA River Communities”
Mayor Garcetti announced plan to build 100,000 new housing units by 2021 at annual LABC Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit
Released the “2009 Employer Assisted Housing Andbook for Los Angeles”
Housing & Homelessness News
LABC Study: Major Reforms Needed to Meet L.A.’s Ambitious Housing Production Goals
582,462 and Counting
LA Business Council Urges City Council To Create New Policies That Promote More Housing
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