A New Look at Housing Solutions

The housing crisis in Los Angeles is complex and multi-layered. Exploring the housing development terrain takes patience and effort. A group of students at USC spent close to 40 hours during the 2020 spring semester learning and producing a podcast on policy housing in Los …

Local Community College Commits to Housing for Homeless Students

1 in 5 community college students report experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, significantly reducing the odds of their success as they attempt to further their post high school education and build a future career.  One community college district recently took action to reduce those odds.  Cerritos Community …

Help Us Champion Housing as a Human Right

It is time to declare that housing is a human right and ensure access to this basic human need for all people.  We know that lack of access to housing reduces life expectancy by an average of 20 years and harms health in multiple ways. It …

Why some people of color say they won’t wear homemade masks

USC Researcher Robynn Cox was recently quoted in a CNN article about the danger of racial profiling in this new world of homemade protective masks. The CDC’s mask guidance is an example of heterogeneous effects, said Robynn Cox, an assistant professor in the University of …

LACDA – Seven Site-Based Waiting Lists to open February 10, 2020

We have great news!! LACDA will accept registrants for seven public housing Site-Based Waiting Lists (SBWLs) for elderly families effective February 10, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. through August 10, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.  For additional information, see the attached FAQs, Public Notice, and List of Site-Based Waiting Lists in various …

Safe Parking Program Available in Westlake and Glassell Park

Our Safe Parking Program in Westlake and Glassell Park in our district currently has openings. The lot is operated by the Shower of Hope under contract with the LA Homeless Services Authority and each lot can accommodate up to 20 vehicles nightly.  We changed the contact number and added our new Mobile Laundry Truck service at each site …

Bond-funded housing project opens its doors

The first housing development to be funded through the Los Angeles City Bond fund, HHH, approved by voters in 2016, now has its first residents. It took a long time, even with everyone working together but it DID happen. We CAN create affordable housing, stay …