Welcome to WUF

Westside UrbanForum is now in its third decade as the premier networking organization dedicated to the land-use dialogue impacting Los Angeles’ Westside. Our monthly speaker series features good company and distinguished insightful speakers focused on a lively debate about the future of our urban fabric.  As a group of developers, planners, designers, architects and community members engaged in all facets of planning and development, we seek to increase the quality of policy discussions impacting the Westside.

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RENTRIFICATION:

What to do about the Rental Rate Crisis in LA?

Friday, October 17, 2014

A UCLA study recently identified Los Angeles as the least affordable rental market in America. The affordability crisis has its roots in a number of interlocking trends.

The recent battle over the Ponte Vista site in San Pedro highlights the role that local neighborhood opposition plays in blocking higher density housing projects at price points that would be accessible to a broader range of income levels.  
 
That said, the solution may not be as simple as more supply. Almost all of the new inventory set to hit the LA market in the next 24 months is aimed at an upper-income demographic, offering little relief in sight for those who earn too much to qualify for affordable units but who earn too little to afford a "luxury" apartment.

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