CALL TO ACTION: LA City & Affordable Housing
LAAAC has been working locally with partners to increase the supply of affordable housing for older adults (both city & county).
An LA City motion that has been presented to Council by Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The Affordable Housing Linkage Fee will create the city’s first permanent source of funds to build affordable housing.
Today in LA County, there are 250,000 older adults living on the edge of homelessness due to income and rent.
Housing is the biggest challenge facing older adults locally.
We cannot provide meals, rides, or services to people unhoused.
In its first step to becoming policy, the Affordable Housing Linkage Fee passed the Citywide Planning Commission (CPC) last week.
It will now go to Council- Planning and Land Use Mgmt. Committee.
In order to get the fee passed through committee,
a sign-on letter has been created to support the
Affordable Housing linkage Fee.
Please consider signing on to the letter and show your support.
CALL TO ACTION:
- Endorse the Linkage Fee Campaign for a Livable City — download the endorsement form, fill in the blanks, and email it back to Maira Sanchez at MSanchez@scanph.org.
- Sign up to collect postcards from residents and staff to deliver to their Councilmember and Mayor’s offices in the next two months. Please let Maira Sanchez know if you are interested in collecting postcards supporting a meaningful ordinance at MSanchez@scanph.org.
In order to advocate for senior housing, we must first work to increase the supply of all housing, so we can then work to secure housing equity for older adults. The housing coalition we have been working with consists of LA Voice, Bend the Arc, SCANPH, Enterprise Community Partners, Valley Beth Shalom, and the Korean Resource Center.