On November 10, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted three key land use ordinances that will help create more affordable housing and housing specifically for people experiencing homelessness throughout the unincorporated areas of the County. The Board moved forward with their intent to approve both the Interim and Supportive Housing Ordinance and the Affordable Housing Preservation Ordinance, and adopted the final Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, at their meeting on November 10th.
All three of these Ordinances, along with a fourth, the By-Right Housing Ordinance (which the Board moved forward their intent to approve on September 29, 2020), are part of a larger vision for the County to overhaul current land use policies to address homelessness and affordability.
More information on the above listed Ordinances:
The Interim and Supportive Housing Ordinance encourages and incentivizes the development of permanent housing, removes barriers to interim housing for people experiencing homelessness, and supports temporary vehicle living.
The Affordable Housing Preservation Ordinance preserves the existing supply of affordable housing and contains anti-displacement strategies.
The Inclusionary Housing Ordinance ensures the inclusion of affordable housing units in new residential projects and encourages mixed-income communities.
The By-Right Housing Ordinance increases the production of affordable housing by streamlining certain housing developments and allowing them by-right (exempt from certain requirements) in certain zones.
For more information about the four Ordinances, please click here. For questions, please contact LAHSA's Legislative Affairs Analyst, Samantha Vethavanam, via email.