“Gimme Shelter”: Southern California’s great rededication is upon us


By the fall, the city of Los Angeles must relocate to accommodate a quarter of a million new homes. And most other Southern California cities will need to take similar steps to allow for much more construction by the same deadline.

This massive rededication of Southern California is the result of a state law requiring cities to create reasonable growth plans. Most cities have so far failed to comply with state regulations for new housing construction, leaving them facing rapid rezoning. If they fail to do so, they lose affordable housing finance and may face other fines and lawsuits in the future.

In this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast‘ we discuss what the rededication rules mean for Southland and whether they will ultimately make a difference in solving California’s housing problems. Our guest is Kome Ajise, the head of the Southern California Assn. of Governments, an umbrella organization that manages the housing planning process for Los Angeles and five neighboring counties.

give me shelter‘, a bi-weekly podcast exploring why it’s so expensive to live in California and what the state can do about it, featuring Liam Dillon, reporting on housing affordability issues for the Los Angeles Times, and Manuela Tobías, Residential reporter for CalMatters.

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https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2022-03-21/gimme-shelter-the-big-rezoning-of-southern-california-is-coming “Gimme Shelter”: Southern California’s great rededication is upon us

Dais Johnston

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