United to House LA (2022)
Los Angeles urgently needs affordable housing & tenant protections:
- Los Angeles has a higher percentage of cost-burdened renter households (59%) than any other major US city.
- 22% of families earn less than $25,000 per year. 42% of families earn less than $50,000 per year.
- Wages have fallen behind the cost of living.
- Measure HHH created a pipeline of 7,300 homes for formerly unhoused people, but its funding was one-time.
- There are at least 40,000 unhoused people in Los Angeles, and on-going evictions and expensive rents mean more people are losing their homes every day.
Opportunity for Change
ACT-LA is proud to join a broad coalition of homeless service organizations, housing advocates and labor organizations in Los Angeles to support a new ballot measure for the November 2022 ballot. Together, we can reduce and prevent homelessness, address the housing crisis, build housing affordably, help renters stay in their homes, and create good jobs.
If passed, the “House LA” measure would:
- Create 26,000 homes in the first decade, helping approximately 69,000 Angelenos,
- Create 44,000 well-paying construction jobs and 16,000 on-going jobs,
- Assist 475,000 people each year to keep their homes and maintain stability, preventing them from experiencing homelessness.
Los Angeles’ housing crisis demands urgent action in the form of building housing that is both deeply affordable to Angelenos and permanently affordable. Our economy thrives when workers of all incomes can afford housing. Addressing the climate crisis requires preservation of affordable housing and more affordable units in our urban core to reduce lengthy commutes. A pipeline for affordable housing creates an ongoing source of good jobs with benefits for the whole region.
Resources and Updates
Please visit unitedtohousela.com for more information.