Los Angeles Develops New Incentive to House Homeless

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In May, Los Angeles County set into motion a plan drafted in August of last year that would hopefully be the solution to multiple problems at once. The ordinance seeks to create new housing for the homeless through the development of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. Nonpermitted ADUs have been quite common, and recent changes […]

What Can the State Do to Support a Healthy Housing Market?

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The Urban Land Institute has proposed five ways the State can help ensure that the local housing market suits the needs of its residents. They are as follows: 1. Quantify housing needs and create targets. 2. Provide financial and other incentives to assist municipalities. 3. Streamline and reduce regulatory barriers. 4. Authorize municipalities to invest […]

Finding affordable housing gets easier

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New laws passed in September of 2017 are aimed at allowing for and funding the construction of lower-income, higher density housing in California.  Following are synopses of the more impactful changes.  Elsewhere on this blog is a more in depth article on Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, also known as grannie flats. (http://www.carlandarda.com/wp/?p=331) SB 2, […]