Los Angeles Mayoral Candidates Forum on Affordable Housing

January 11, 2013

Join residents, friends and colleagues concerned about access to affordable housing for a panel discussion with the leading candidates to become the next Los Angeles mayor.

The forum is free and open to the public. Reservations are limited and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We urge you to RSVP as early as possible to hold your seat. Register by Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

Candidates:
Eric Garcetti, Council President
Wendy Greuel, City Controller
Jan Perry, Councilmember

Moderated by:
Raphael Bostic, Director of the USC Price Bedrosian Center on Governance

The high cost of housing, overcrowding, lack of affordable units and continuing homelessness affect the quality of life in our city and our ability to generate employment and livelihoods for all residents. Affordable housing provides the foundation from which healthy and sustainable communities are built, with access to jobs, transit, schools, shopping and recreational facilities. But reductions in federal resources, the elimination of redevelopment agencies and budget constraints at both local and state government put affordable housing funding at an all-time low, and vulnerable to further reduction.
Our next mayor has the opportunity to address these challenges, and advance efforts to make Los Angeles a community of opportunity. (click here to read the Housing for A Stronger Los Angeles Coalition Platform) Please join us to hear the candidates share their proposals for tackling the affordable housing and community development needs of our city:

  • How will housing policies and programs be addressed in the new mayoral administration?
  • How will the city ensure that a range of housing options are available along newly developed transportation corridors?
  • How will the next mayor address the impact of foreclosures on families and neighborhoods?