Top 10 reasons homelessness will soar in 2018

Top 10 Reasons L.A. Homelessness Will Soar Again in 2018

In Homeless, News by Ileana Wachtel

   1) Cost to build a SINGLE UNIT of “supportive housing” for L.A.’s homeless: $421,433 (footnote 1)
   2) Cost to BUY a 1-bedroom CONDO in Westlake, or a 4-bedroom HOME in Riverside: $421,000 (2)
   3) Number of homeless units built under Mayor Garcetti with $1.2 billion in HHH bonds: ZERO (3)
   4) Cash spent by developers in 2017 to influence the City Council, mayor & officials to build MORE luxury housing: $4.8 million (4)
   5) Skid Row’s average rent after the City Council gentrified the area for urban hipsters: $1,900/mo. (5)
  6) Of 20 new residential towers slated for South Park, number that offer affordable units – TWO (6)
  7) Affordable units planned for Westfield Promenade’s 1,400-unit mega-project in the Valley:  ZERO (7)
  8) Number of households evicted by L.A. landlords so they could jack up rents in 2017: 1,200 (8)
  9) Number of affordable bungalows & units razed by L.A. developers in 2017: “City Hall doesn’t keep track.” (9)
 10) Number of toilets Garcetti opened for 1,800 homeless people on Skid Row in 2017:  EIGHT (10)

Footnotes:
1. To view the data click here then scroll to the link “Prop HHH Developments Financial report.”
2. “Inland Empire Homes Between $400,000 and $450,000,” http://www.welovesellingrealestate.com/idx/listings/inland-empire-homes-between-400000-and-450000; “One of Only of Four Units in This Building” “;https://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angeles/400-S-Lafayette-Park-Pl-90057/unit-310/home/6935196
3. “Our LA: Top 10 Best (Open Space!) and Worst (Road Diets!) of 2017,” http://2preservela.org/our-la-top-10-best-open-space-and-worst-road-diets-of-2017;
4. https://ethics.lacity.org/pdf/pressrelease/press_121917_Lobbying_Q3.pdf;  http://2preservela.org/developers-spend-big-bucks-lobbyists-influence-la-politicians; http://2preservela.org/pay-to-play-los-angeles-developers-control-what-la-becomes;
5. “Wholesale District/Skid Row Los Angeles Apartments,” https://tinyurl.com/yazasrgq
6. “South Park: Mapping 27 Projects,” https://la.curbed.com/maps/south-park-downtown-la-construction-projects;
7. Approved by City Hall to create a “new downtown,” http://promenade2035.com/download/Westfield-Promenade-2035-Fact-Sheet.pdf;
8. LA Weekly, “Evictions from Rent-Controlled Apartments in L.A. Double,” http://www.laweekly.com/news/los-angeles-housing-crisis rocked-by-evictions-8474157;
9. “LA City Council: ‘City Hall is Clueless about Its Role in Fueling Homelessness,’” http://citywatchla.com/index.php/the-la-beat/11344-la-city-council-city-hall-is-clueless-about-it-srole-in-fueling-homelessness;
10. Los Angeles Times, “L.A. Adds More Public Toilets as Homeless Crisis Grows,” http://beta.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-skid-row-toilets-20171204-story.html;

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