New restrictions on Granny Flats in Los Angeles

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Daniel Ramirez | Flickr

 

California is facing a serious housing crisis and city officials are reforming laws to make it easier for secondary dwelling units, also known as ‘Granny Flats’, to be constructed and make illegal guest houses eligible for permitting. These secondary dwelling units can provide much more needed housing while providing homeowners with supplemental income. Read more

Housing For The Homeless

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In 2016, Los Angeles voters approved a $1.2 billion bond towards housing for the city’s growing homeless population. Now, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning has proposed new guidelines to make the construction for housing the homeless and formerly homeless residents faster. Read more

Neighborhood Integrity Initiative And Proposition JJJ Will Do More Harm Than Good If They Pass

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It’s a two sided debate that continues to spark conversations and protests surrounding development in Los Angeles and its effect on rental costs, affordable housing, LA’s planning process, construction wages, and the like.

These are all important issues to tackle. However, opponents to these anti-development ballots have voiced concerns that they are not going to solve the issues proponents have set out to address. In fact, many opponents argue that these ballots would actually make it harder to develop affordable housing, which is already harder than it was in the past.

Read on to learn more about the ballots and their proposed effects on real estate development.

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