Friday, July 20, 2007

Everyone Deserves Affordable Housing

Less than a year into my first term, I met with more than 1000 community members from LA Voice at the Blessed Sacrament church in Hollywood who said with one voice: we need affordable housing. That night, I committed to building 500 new units of affordable housing in Hollywood. We knew those units were an important first step, but not nearly enough to ease the housing crisis.

Five years later, I once again joined more than 1000 residents at Blessed Sacrament who again said with one voice: we need affordable housing. Without affordable housing in our urban core, our traffic will get worse, our air will get dirtier, and our time with our families will become scarcer. We will continue to work to ensure that tenants know their rights and to find a permanent solution to the housing crisis in Los Angeles.

See a TV news report on the meeting. Also, Ryan Bell blogged the meeting too.