Los 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.
HOUSING SCORECARD DATA
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.
NEW DWELLING UNITS PERMITTED IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
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.
AFFORDABLE UNITS PRODUCED AND PRESERVED
July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017
General Affordable Housing News
- MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES STRONG PROGRESS ON HOUSING GOALS
- MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES STRONG PROGRESS ON 100,000 HOUSING UNIT GOAL AND SETS BOLD NEXT STEPS TO DOUBLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRODUCTION IN LOS ANGELES
- MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES LONG-AWAITED FEDERAL APPROVAL FOR JORDAN DOWNS TRANSFORMATION
- MAYOR GARCETTI'S OFFICE RELEASES A "USER'S GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE BUILDING TYPOLOGIES IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES"
- DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING RELEASES MEASURE JJJ IN-LIEU FEE AFFORDABILITY GAPS STUDY AND DRAFT TRANSIT ORIENTED COMMUNITIES AFFORDABLE HOUSING INCENTIVE PROGRAM GUIDELINES
- CITY PLANNING COMMISSION SENDS PROPOSED AFFORDABLE HOUSING LINKAGE FEE ORDINANCE TO THE CITY COUNCIL
- IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CITYLAB AT UCLA, THE MAYOR'S BLOOMBERG INNOVATION TEAM RELEASES "BUILDING AN ADU: GUIDEBOOK TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
Funding News for Affordable and Permanent Supportive Housing
- MAYOR GARCETTI: PHILANTHROPIC CONTRIBUTION OF $16 MILLION WILL HELP ADVANCE LA'S HOUSING SOLUTIONS FOR THE HOMELESS
- MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES MILLIONS IN STATE FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
- MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI ANNOUNCES $50 MILLION FUND TO CREATE, PRESERVE AND RETROFIT AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LOS ANGELES
- MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES OVER $15 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR HOUSING HOMELESS VETERANS
- MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES $64.6 MILLION FOR SUSTAINABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Other Homeless Housing News
- MAYOR GARCETTI, HUD SECRETARY CASTRO URGE LANDLORDS TO HELP EXPAND HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOMELESS ANGELENOS
- CITY RELEASES REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS TO DEVELOP CITY-OWNED PROPERTIES TO CREATE NEW HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS
Rent Stabilization News
- MAYOR GARCETTI LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT ANGELENOS LIVING IN RENT STABILIZED HOUSING
- MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES NEW ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON L.A.’S RENT-STABILIZED BUILDINGS
- MAYOR GARCETTI SIGNS TENANT BUYOUT ORDINANCE
Measures and Propositions