Meets with leadership in Sacramento to urge support of one-time $1.3 billion allocation
May 23, 2016
Councilmember Cedillo (Chair of Housing Committee) was joined by Councilmembers Mike Bonin (Homelessness and Poverty Committee) and Marqueece Harris-Dawson (Chair, Homelessness and Poverty Committee), the City Administrative Officer and Chief Legislative Analyst, this morning as they flew to Sacramento to meet with state leadership to advocate for a one-time affordable housing budget allocation of $1.3 billion proposed by a group of Assemblymembers. The trip includes meetings with the Governor Jerry Brown, Senate Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and the Chair of Housing and Community Development, Assemblymember David Chiu.
The Assembly proposal seeks to fund a bundle of housing programs aimed at increasing affordability and treating and preventing homelessness. The budget allocation would fund the following:
Rental Housing for Lower Income Working Families $500 million
Homeownership Opportunities and Rental Housing for Working Families $400 million
Housing for Farmworkers and their Families $75.25 million
Seismic Retrofit of Soft Story Homes $60 million
Housing Assistance and Production for Homeless $300 million
Total $1.3 billion
The Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) 2014-2021 Regional Housing Need Allocation Plan (RHNA) determines a need for 412,716 additional housing units in the 6-county region, with 82,002 of these units allocated to the City of Los Angeles. This need is divided among various income groups, including 20,427 for very-low income households, 12,435 for low-income households, and 13,728 for moderate-income households. This means a production rate of approximately 10,250 units/year (5,823 affordable/year).
Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.