Housing policy can be very complicated, but Abundant Housing LA’s principles are simple. We believe that everyone who wants to live in LA should be able to find housing at a reasonable price. To that end, we’ve set five guiding principles that shape our advocacy:
- High rents and housing prices in the Los Angeles area are driving out long-time residents, decreasing diversity, stifling growth, and preventing new people from moving to our great city.
- Rents are too high because of a housing shortage – there are not enough homes and apartments to meet the demand to live here.
- We need more market rate housing, more subsidies to build and preserve affordable housing, and better enforcement of fair housing laws to solve the shortage.
- Our short-term solution is to advocate for new housing developments which will provide more housing of all types, and our long-term solution is to advocate for legislative changes which will enable and encourage more housing to be built.
- We believe strongly in diversity, equality, and social responsibility, and follow the guidance provided by ISO 26000, an international guideline for social responsibility.