Welcome to the Los Angeles Coalition for Responsible Housing Solutions!
Check back on this site periodically for more information about the LA Housing Coalition and about Los Angeles County housing issues that we are all concerned about.
What is the LA Housing Coalition all about?
In May of 2017, the LA County Board of Supervisors approved a motion that created a “Tenant Protections Policy Development Framework” to examine and report on a host of housing related issues. Each member of the Board of Supervisors has an opportunity to appoint two members to the working group, which is supposed to convene shortly.
As a direct response to this motion, the Los Angeles Coalition for Responsible Housing Solutions convened to ensure there was a balanced approach to addressing housing issues affecting everyone in Los Angeles. As a coalition, our goal is to create an open and workable dialogue with both the County and tenants, ensuring all have a seat at the table.
We strongly believe, as does the County, that “tenant protections could be put in place to provide at-risk tenants with greater stability in their homes.” We want the County to succeed in providing policy solutions on the current housing crisis, but with input from industry experts. We believe our inclusion will strike a balance between housing advocates and housing providers. Our goal is to create an open and workable dialogue with both the County and tenants, ensuring all have a seat at the table.
What happens next?
The Los Angeles Coalition for Responsible Housing Solutions will continue to engage the County in order to ensure that not only are responsible tenant protections sought after and implemented, but also that the County also examines how it can increase affordable housing in unincorporated areas. Our coalition strongly believes that creating policies and practices that increase the amount of affordable housing is the first issue the County needs to address.