With cities in Los Angeles County facing a requirement to build 800,000 new homes over the next eight years, this morning-long event will focus on the lessons that can be learned from coalitions in places such as Seattle, Minneapolis, the East Bay and elsewhere that have achieved political and legislative wins in recent years while strengthening protections for those most vulnerable to displacement.
Welcome and Introduction: A Housing Vision for the Future — What the housing crisis looks like in data and on the ground, highlighting affordable housing solutions that protect existing communities and promote sustainability, provide good jobs and emphasize community involvement. (30 minutes)
Panel 1: Examples From Elsewhere — A roundtable discussion featuring representatives of housing coalitions that have successfully advocated for change. (one hour)
Panel 2: Applying the Lessons — Housing advocates and agency leaders examine the unique challenges of L.A. County and how obstacles to inclusive and effective coalitions can be overcome. (one hour)
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