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The Housing Element Update: The Foundation for a Sustainable, Equitable, and Just Future

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

AIA|LA Design For Dignity Roundtable:
The Housing Element Update: The Foundation for a Sustainable, Equitable, and Just Future

REGISTER HERE. (Free w/ advance RSVP)

As a follow-up to our 5th annual “Design for Dignity” conference, we’re organizing a series of roundtables to further advance the various initiates introduced during our break-out discussions.

This roundtable will serve as a forum to further explore the topic outlined below and identify pro-active next-steps to implement ideas on how we can best address our housing crisis.

The Housing Element Update: The Foundation for a Sustainable, Equitable, and Just Future

California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) determines the share of the state’s housing need for each region based off population projections prepared by the California Department of Finance and other factors identified in recent housing legislation, this share (regional housing needs allocation) is allocated to each local jurisdiction by a council of government (Southern California Association of Governments). As cities across California begin the update process for the 2021-2029 housing element (the 6th cycle!), join us for an event that will discuss in more detail what the housing element is and what it does. This event will also cover what new changes accompany the 6th cycle update and how we can utilize those changes to advocate for more sustainable, equitable, and just cities in Southern California.

+ What makes this housing element update process different from the previous five?
+ Can we utilize the housing element to end single-family zoning?
+ What role can architects and designers play in advocating for how we shape our future built environment?
+ What does it mean to affirmatively furthering fair housing look like in the context of the housing element update?

SPEAKERS:
Leonora CamnerExecutive Director, Abundant Housing LA
Roderick HallOrganizing Director, Abundant Housing LA

Leonora CamnerExecutive Director, Abundant Housing LA
In addition to being a YIMBY, Leonora is a believer in RHNA, the housing element process, and the need to create funding for housing subsidies. Leonora has been a member and volunteer of Abundant Housing LA since 2016. She is currently serving on the Santa Monica Housing Commission. Previously, she was an attorney working in the non-profit sector to defend tenants from eviction.

Roderick HallOrganizing Director, Abundant Housing LA
A lover of all things related to housing, community development, and land use & zoning, Rod is a believer in both pro-housing and anti-displacement solutions. Rod has been with Abundant Housing LA since 2020. In addition to organizing, Rod is currently serving on their neighborhood council, Westlake South, and on the leadership body for A Way Home America. Previously, Rod was an affordable rental housing research analyst at Oregon Housing and Community Services.

Resource Materials:

Requirements and Best Practices for Housing Element Updates: The Site Inventory

City of Los Angeles Housing Element Update Process

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Details

Date:
October 5
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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Organizer

AIA Los Angeles
Website:
www.aialosangeles.org

Venue

A virtual ZOOM meeting