We’re excited to announce that Chelsea Byers has joined the Abundant Housing LA Steering Committee as our Director of Organizing!
Chelsea will be helping Abundant Housing members across the city get involved in their local communities and neighborhood councils to advocate for more housing and lower rents. By providing resources, coordination, and training support, Chelsea will help our members to improve Los Angeles one community at a time.
Many crucial decisions about housing in Los Angeles are made at the hyper-local level. Each individual neighborhood council has significant influence over zoning and development in their neighborhood, and even a single pro-housing voice on each council can make a big difference. Even more importantly, as few as 7-10,000 votes can win a city council race, so even a small number of dedicated local pro-housing activists can have a big impact on election and policies. With 100 active volunteers in each council district, we’d tip the scales of Los Angeles politics for decades to come. We could not be more excited for Chelsea to take on this project and join the steering committee!
Chelsea has a long background in progressive organizing work on a wide variety of issues. In addition to her work with Abundant Housing, Chelsea is the Chair of the Campaign to End the Statute of Limitations on Rape and Sexual Assault and a member of the Speakers Justice Bureau through the Community Justice Reform Coalition. She has organized dozens of public demonstrations for social justice, held vigils for political prisoners and whistleblowers, and earned media at the 2016 Republican National Convention for gun violence prevention advocacy.
If you’re interested in getting more involved in Abundant Housing LA, please consider applying for our steering committee. We have three positions open.