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Los Angeles Affordable Housing

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.

Downtown’s low-income Barclay Hotel to become ‘4.5-star, luxury’ boutique hotel

The 122-year-old hotel sits at the border of Skid Row and the Historic Core.

657 rent-controlled apartments stripped from LA’s rental market in three months

That’s seven units lost per day.

South LA bungalow court could be LA’s first in 70 years

At one time, it was the most common form of multifamily housing in Southern California.

Head of LA’s housing authority calls HUD proposal ‘despicable’

The federal proposal to strip housing assistance for immigrant families could impact 11,000 people in the city of Los Angeles.

The big problem with affordable housing

8,597 income-restricted units in Los Angeles may no longer be affordable in the next five years.

Councilmember pushing to tax landlords who keep apartments vacant

Landlords, he says, are keeping "housing units empty while tens of thousands of Angelenos are forced to live on the streets because of the high cost of housing."

‘It would be naive to ignore the connection between evictions and homelessness’

A new report implores officials to adopt a permanent rent control measure in LA County.

Will a recession fix LA’s housing crisis?

"A recession tends to be a buyer’s market," says Jerry Nickelsburg, director of UCLA’s Anderson Forecast.

The May massacre of California’s housing bills

Democrats hold a supermajority—but failed to exercise any of their power to fix the housing crisis.

Affordable housing—and parking—proposed at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall

County supervisors will consider building housing for veterans in the building’s parking lot.

Long Beach will require landlords to pay tenants’ moving fees

Tenants who move out to avoid big rent hikes will get as much as $4,500.

Report: LA needs 516,946 affordable homes to meet demand

For many low-wage earners, the price of most market rate units is out of reach.

Renters in Long Beach could get relocation payments if rent hikes force them to move

"Some people have called this tenant welfare... I would call this relief and improvement of quality of life," councilmember says.

Affordable housing in LA keeps rents low—but it comes with an expiration date

"I’m not going to be able to pay," says one Chinatown tenant, whose rent is about to triple.

Santa Monica temporarily bans micro-apartments that aren’t affordable

"It would be irresponsible of us not to take some action given what this could say for the housing balance downtown," councilmember says.