Mayor Garcetti’s Executive Directive 13: Support for Affordable Housing

Mayor GarcettiLos Angeles is facing an unprecedented housing crisis, which threatens our legacy as a city of economic opportunity for all. To combat this crisis Mayor Garcetti set an ambitious goal of permitting 100,000 new housing units by 2021, ensuring we build or preserve at least 15,000 affordable units for low-income households by 2021. That means doubling the City’s production of affordable units, and transforming the lives of about 40,000 Angelenos.

To reach these goals, the Mayor and City Council are advancing initiatives to create new revenue streams for affordable housing, and more incentives for housing production and preservation. Mayor Garcetti also announced Executive Directive 13, Support for Affordable Housing (ED 13) to streamline the development of critical new housing developments that address our housing shortage.

This page hosts quarterly reports that describe the City’s progress toward implementing the streamlining directives in ED 13. It also contains a new “Housing Scorecard” that tracks the City’s progress toward Mayor Garcetti’s housing goals. The Mayor’s offices of Economic Development and Economic Opportunity will update this report on a quarterly basis to inform stakeholders about the progress of development reform initiatives and key indicators for the City’s housing programs.





    Goal 1: Building 100,000 Housing Units by 2021

    SCORE: On Track

    To meet the Mayor’s goal of permitting 100,000 new units by 2021, the City needs to permit on average 12,500 new units per year. The City is on track to meet this goal. Since July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017 the City has issued permits for 58,527 new dwelling units.

    July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017 



    Goal 2: Producing and Preserving 15,000 Affordable Units

    SCORE: Slightly Below Target 

    The City is slightly below target for reaching the Mayor’s goal to build and preserve at least 15,000 affordable units by 2021. However new revenue sources — like an affordable housing linkage fee and general obligation bond — are expected to significantly increase production in future quarters.

    From July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017 there were 7,440 affordable units financed or incentivized in the City. Of those, 7,206 were affordable to low-income households, reaching 48% of the Mayor’s 15,000 unit goal.  

    July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017


    General Affordable Housing News


    Funding News for Affordable and Permanent Supportive Housing


    Other Homeless Housing News


    Rent Stabilization News


    Measures and Propositions