Archive for the ‘Affordable Housing’ Category

The City of Los Angeles Permanent Supportive Housing Ordinance

September 23rd, 2017

The City of Los Angeles’ Planning Department has released a draft ordinance to improve the permitting process for permanent supportive housing (PSH) developments and is seeking comment and feedback from the public. The Planning Department will be holding two public hearings on the following dates and your support for this ordinance will be vital:

Monday, September 25, 2017

5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Marvin Braude Constituent Center

Public Meeting Room 1A
6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401

Thursday, September 28, 2017

5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Los Angeles City Hall

Room 1060

200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012


In addition to the hearings, the Planning Department will be receiving written public comment until October 30, 2017. You can access the draft ordinance here. A summary of the ordinance and frequently asked questions can be assessed by clicking here. Written comments can be submitted by e-mailing Cally Hardy at

Voters in the City of Los Angeles approved Measure HHH in November 2016, which will raise $1.2 billion to construct 10,000 PSH units over the next decade. As the City begins to deploy the resources to construct these units, a PSH ordinance to improve the permitting and zoning processes will be instrumental in ensuring the City meets its goals. Your comments and support as service providers, housing developers, and community members are critically important in supporting the PSH ordinance.


September 23rd, 2017

Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced $20 million in new funding for the City’s Supportive Housing Loan Fund (SHLF), lifting its total available funding to $60 million in support of the Mayor’s goal to build 1,000 new units of permanent supportive housing each year.

Managed by the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), the SHLF loan fund is a public-private partnership that delivers capital to affordable housing builders, to help them acquire prime properties for permanent supportive housing. The SHLF can also cover the costs of developing plans and securing approvals.

“Every Angeleno deserves safe housing that they can afford  it is a basic human right,” said Mayor Garcetti. “When the public and private sectors join forces to serve the most vulnerable in our community, our ability to build housing and deliver services can reach new heights.”
“Foundations have the most impact when taking early risks to demonstrate solutions that work,” said California Community Foundation President & CEO Antonia Hernández. “We know that permanent supportive housing works to end homelessness, and we’re proud to work with other funders and the City to finance the early costs of providing homes for those most in need in Los Angeles.”

To streamline the approval process for PSH developments, Mayor Garcetti issued Executive Directive 13 — which directs city departments to expedite case processing for housing development projects with more than 20 percent of units dedicated as affordable. The City is also expanding the affordable housing pipeline through the disposition and development of City-owned land.

The expansion of the SHLF was made possible by $20 million in loans from four foundations: California Community Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Weingart Foundation. The SHLF is managed by the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) which began in 2008 through a partnership with the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA).

Since 2008, the SHLF has invested nearly $70 million in more than 40 projects, resulting in 2,600 supportive and affordable apartments for formerly homeless Angelenos. Several of the projects include on-site services that extend benefits to the surrounding community — including health clinics that serve both building residents and neighbors.

HCID Needs Assessment Survey

September 23rd, 2017

As part of their community outreach and needs assessment, the LA Housing and Community Investment Department is conducting an online survey through SurveyMonkey.  This survey will help to measure the needs of various communities in Los Angeles and allow the City to determine what projects would have the greatest positive impact in upcoming years.  In order to obtain the most accurate results, they need to get the survey out to as many people as possible. Please take a moment to complete the survey and share it with your friends and neighbors. See the attached flyer for more information.

Survey Link:

Transit Oriented Communities Affordable Housing Incentive Program (TOC Program)

September 22nd, 2017
Today, the Department of City Planning released the final guidelines for the Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) Affordable Housing Incentive Program.
These TOC Guidelines launch a new incentive-based program for housing production, as required by Measure JJJ, approved by the voters on November 8, 2016.
Please visit our website for more information. Posted under “What’s New!” and “Ordinances” > “Proposed Ordinances” you will find the TOC Guidelines, the TOC Application Form, and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.
The Priority Housing Project unit located on the 5th Fl of the Development Services Counter (201 N. Figueroa) will be the primary starting place for any project/application related questions (contact at

Also, please know that you can utilize our zoning information and mapping system ZIMAS to locate the TOC Tiers identified for individual properties (type in an address, then click on TOC “Tier X” under the “planning and zoning” tab).

Matthew Glesne, Housing Planner
City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Policy Planning and Historic Resources Division: Citywide Unit
200 North Spring Street, Room 667, Los Angeles, 90012 | 213.978.2666


Value Capture Ordinance

June 27th, 2017

An ordinance amending Sections 12.24, 14.00, and 14.3.1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to clarify existing regulations and align affordability requirements across the range of zoning entitlements that allow for increased density or floor area ratio beyond what is allowed by zoning. The ordinance will ensure the creation of affordable housing through certain conditional use permits and public benefit projects.



VC_PublicHearing Notice

Affordable Housing Linkage Fee Ordinance

February 17th, 2017

FAQs and an Information Sheet on the proposed Linkage Fee have been released. Also the updated ordinance.

The ordinance will be heard at City Planning Commission on February 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Council Chamber on the 2nd Floor of Van Nuys City Hall located at 14410 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, California 91401.

CPC-2016-3431-CA Council District: All
CEQA: ENV-2016-3432-ND Las Day to Act: N/A
Plan Area: Citywide

An ordinance adding Section 21.18 and amending Section 16.02 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, as well as adding Section 5.578 of Chapter 172 of the Administrative Code, establishing an Affordable Housing Linkage Fee, and directing Linkage Fees (more…)

PlanCheckNC 4-11-15 Meeting Minutes

April 20th, 2015

PlanCheckNC – Los Angeles

Meeting Minutes:Apr. 11, 2015
Chair: Cindy Cleghorn –
Next meeting: Sat., May 9 – Robert Silverstein, attorney involved in lawsuit against Hollywood Community Plan and Target. Location Hollywood Presbyterian Church, Hollywood. (more…)

Affordable Housing Presentation on 4-11-15

April 14th, 2015

Thank you to our speakers at the April 11, 2015 PlanCheckNCLA meeting held at the Junipero Serra Library.   Below are the links to both presentations:

AMCAL – Maurice Ramirez presentation

Click here to view the presentation by Maurice Ramirez of AMCAL on Affordable Housing 4-11-15

Matt Glesne, Dept. City Planning presentation

Planning For Housing in LA

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10 a.m.

April 3rd, 2015

Confirmed Meeting Location is: Junipero Serra Library, 4607 S. Main, Los Angeles 90037

Affordable Housing

• Who qualifies – What is the maximum income?
• How much are the rents?
• Who lives in them, what are their jobs?
• Where does the government funding money come from? What are the restrictions and • requirements on its use?


PlanCheckNC Feb 14 Meeting Minutes

February 18th, 2015

PlanCheckNC – Los Angeles

Minutes: Feb. 14, 2015
Chair: Cindy Cleghorn –
Next meeting: Mar. 14 – Dean Sherer, CEQA presentation. Location TBD.

Other meetings:
Sat., Feb. 21, 2:00 pm: NC Sustainable Alliance: TreePeople office at 12601 Mulholland Dr. in Sherman Oaks (near Coldwater Canyon). (more…)