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SCANPH Media-Centrics (2014-2015)

http://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/45665


http://capitalandmain.com/latest-news/issues/labor-and-economy/trouble-dream-coast-housing-policy-failures/

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-le-0108-friday-inclusiona...

Labor and business groups in L.A. are united against one housing measure — and divided by another: Instead, organizers obtained support from anti-poverty advocates, construction trade unions and the Southern California Assn. of Non-Profit Housing, a group that represents nonprofit developers. "For us, the most important business group is the folks who on a daily basis build the affordable housing for the low-income amongst us," said Kokayi Kwa Jitahidi, the labor federation's director of policy.
Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2016
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-housing-ballot-measures-20160222-story.html

Over 50 Community Leaders Launch Groundbreaking Campaign to “Build Better LA”: “The Build Better LA initiative creates a path that ensures development homes at all income ranges throughout the City by providing certainty for developers who want to develop vibrant and diverse communities,” said Alan Greenlee, Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH) and member of the Build Better LA Coalition.
LA County Federation of Labor, February 18, 2015
http://launionaflcio.org/2016/1252627/over-50-community-leaders-launch-groundbreaking-campaign-to-build-better-la.html

EDITORIAL: Affordable housing in I.E. imperative - SCANPH Contributed to this Editorial
The Press Enterprise, January 6, 2016
http://www.pe.com/articles/housing-791056-affordable-local.html

City of Industry may finally build more local homes, but at a cost to LA County: Public agencies leverage funds, like Industry’s, to make up the difference between a building’s cost and what the low-income residents could afford to pay, according to Alan Greenlee, executive director of the Southern California Association of Non-profit Housing. “It was huge,” Greenlee said. “It provided really important, additional subsidy funds for affordable housing.” The association estimates Los Angeles County needs 527,722 new affordable homes, but with fewer funding options than in the past, it’s become harder than ever, he said. Greenlee’s organization is locked in a legal battle to get the final two years of Industry’s housing funds released for projects. While the exemption may have allowed Industry to avoid bolstering its own population — and thus its pool of voters — he believed the money was better spent, he said. “It didn’t appear on the face of it that the city was inclined to do any development,” Greenlee said. “It was kind of a reallocation of dollars to where they could be more readily expended.”
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, January 19, 2016
http://www.sgvtribune.com/government-and-politics/20160119/city-of-industry-may-finally-build-more-local-homes-but-at-a-cost-to-la-county

Will this new $100M fund lead to enough affordable housing in L.A.?: The Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing praised the move, calling it “a significant boost to solving the shortage of affordable homes to our most vulnerable, especially low-income families, seniors and veterans,” said Alan Greenlee, executive director of SCANPH. The association pegged the shortage of affordable homes for those making $18,000 or less per year at more than half a million units.
My News LA, October 27, 2015
http://mynewsla.com/government/2015/10/27/will-this-new-100m-fund-lead-to-enough-affordable-housing-in-l-a/

From The Field: California Governor Brown Vetoes Housing Funding Bills: "Governor Brown signed 14 other housing policy bills passed in the Assembly this session. These bills had little or no fiscal impact. To learn about these bills, see information provided by the Southern California Association for Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH), another NLIHC state coalition partner at: http://www.scanph.org/node/4266"
NLIHC, November 2, 2015
http://nlihc.org/article/field-california-governor-brown-vetoes-housing-funding-bills

Supervisores del condado aprueban $100 millones para construir vivienda económica: "Alan Greenlee, director ejecutivo de la Southern California Assn. of Nonprofit Housing, apuntó que en un reciente estudio se dice que el condado de Los Angeles necesita alrededor de 527,000 viviendas asequibles para emparejar las demandas de las familias con menores ingresos. Apoyó la porpuesta de Kuehl y Ridley-Thomas. "Es solamente una propuesta más agresiva, más ambiciosa que traerá recursos financieron para el desarrollo de vivienda asequible”, dijo Greenlee."
Hoy LA, October 29, 2015
http://www.hoylosangeles.com/latimesespanol/hoyla-lat-supervisores-del-condado-aprueban-100-millones-para-construir-vivienda-asequible-20151029-story.html

Editorial L.A.'s affordable housing problems demand tough choices, now: Los Angeles Times Editorial (SCANPH Contributed To This Editorial)
Los Angeles Times, October 28, 2015
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-affordable-housing-20151028-story.html

LA County Supervisors agree to spend up to $100M for affordable housing
LA Daily News, October 27, 2015
http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20151027/la-county-supervisors-agree-to-spend-up-to-100m-for-affordable-housing

LA County Supervisors agree to spend up to $100M for affordable housing
Daily Breeze, October 27, 2015
http://www.dailybreeze.com/government-and-politics/20151027/la-county-supervisors-agree-to-spend-up-to-100m-for-affordable-housing

L.A. County supervisors vote to build $100-million affordable housing fund: "Alan Greenlee, executive director of the Southern California Assn. of Nonprofit Housing, pointed to a recent study that found Los Angeles County needs more than 527,700 additional affordable rental homes to meet the needs of families at the bottom of the income scale. He voiced support for the proposal by Kuehl and Ridley-Thomas. "It's just a more aggressive, more ambitious proposal that will bring sorely needed financial resources for development of affordable housing," Greenlee said."
Los Angeles, Times, October 28, 2015
http://www.latimes.com/local/countygovernment/la-me-housing-money-20151027-story.html

Los Angeles Commits To Affordable Housing:
“The Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing praised the move, calling it “a significant boost to solving the shortage of affordable homes to our most vulnerable, especially low-income families, seniors and veterans,” said Alan Greenlee, executive director of SCANPH. The association pegged the shortage of affordable homes for those making $18,000 or less per year at more than half a million units."
Yo! Venice, October 28, 2015
http://www.yovenice.com/2015/10/28/100-million-to-support-affordable-housing-in-los-angeles/

Will this new $100M fund lead to enough affordable housing in L.A.?: "The Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing praised the move, calling it “a significant boost to solving the shortage of affordable homes to our most vulnerable, especially low-income families, seniors and veterans,” said Alan Greenlee, executive director of SCANPH. The association pegged the shortage of affordable homes for those making $18,000 or less per year at more than half a million units."
MyNewsLA.com, October 27, 2015

Treasurer Chiang’s Affordable Housing Initiative Moves Forward: "For his part, Alan Greenlee, executive director of the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing, calls the Treasurer’s new program “the most significant” in 15 years."
RealEstateRama, October 22, 2015
http://www.realestaterama.com/2015/10/22/treasurer-chiang%E2%80%99s-affordable-housing-initiative-moves-forward-ID029088.html

L.A.‘s worsening housing affordability leading to overcrowding: “L.A. County is the home of the most overcrowding in the country,” according to Alan Greenlee, executive director of the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH), which partnered with CHPC to produce the report.
California Economic Report, October 5, 2015
http://www.caeconomy.org/reporting/entry/l.a.s-worsening-housing-affordability-leading-to-overcrowding

L.A.‘s worsening housing affordability leading to overcrowding: “L.A. County is the home of the most overcrowding in the country,” according to Alan Greenlee, executive director of the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH), which partnered with CHPC to produce the report.
California Economic Report, October 5, 2015
http://www.caeconomy.org/reporting/entry/l.a.s-worsening-housing-affordability-leading-to-overcrowding 

Condado de Los Ángeles azotado por la crisis de vivienda, revela reporte
Hoy, August 26, 2015
http://www.hoylosangeles.com/noticias/local/hoyla-loc-condado-de-los-angeles-azotado-por-la-crisis-de-vivienda-revela-reporte-20150825-story.html

Affordable housing: Little funding to meet great need
The Desert Sun, August 26, 2015
http://www.desertsun.com/story/money/real-estate/2015/08/21/affordable-housing-little-funding-meet-great-need/32157599/

Study: Sky high Los Angeles County rents push 13,000 into homelessness
ABC Eyewitness News, August 25, 2015
http://abc7.com/news/sky-high-la-county-rents-push-13000-into-homelessness/957128/

LA County's "Affordable Housing Crisis"
FOX NEWS LA, August 25, 2015
http://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/11967639-story

Affordable Housing Harder to Find
NBC Channel 4 News, August 25, 2015
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Affordable-Housing-Harder-to-Find_Los-Angeles-322898111.html

New Affordable Housing Units Proposed
NBC Channel 4 News, August 25, 2015
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/New-Affordable-Housing-Units-Proposed-322908381.html

SCANPH contributed to this Editorial in the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times Editorial (August 18, 2015)
Editorial: How to get more affordable housing in Los Angeles
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-inclusionary-zoning-20150818-story.html

How cap and trade can help Los Angeles build more affordable housing: Guest commentary
Los Angeles Daily News, August 18, 2015
http://www.dailynews.com/opinion/20150818/how-cap-and-trade-can-help-los-angeles-build-more-affordable-housing-guest-commentary

SCANPH contributed to this Editoral in the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times Editorial (June 21, 2015)
Editorial:Where is L.A.'s urgency in the homelessness crisis?
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-homeless-20150619-story.html 

SCANPH contributed to this Editoral in the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times Editorial (June 17, 2015)
Editorial: Has the Supreme Court opened the door to more affordable housing?
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-inclusionary-zoning-affordable-housing-20150617-story.html

Los Angeles Downtown News (June 17, 2015)
When It Comes to Affordable Housing, for a Lucky Few, the Price Is Right: "The situation underscores the severe affordable housing shortage in the city. Mayor Eric Garcetti has called for 100,000 housing units to be built in Los Angeles by 2021. According to the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing, an estimated 500,000 subsidized units are needed to meet demand in the county. “Widespread development is a great thing. But the free market is about maximizing profit. So people are going to build big units and sell or lease them for as much as they can,” said Alan Greenlee, executive director of SCANPH. “There is a segment of the community that can pay that. But there are mostly those who can’t. That’s why we need more out-of-market approaches to this.”
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/when-it-comes-to-affordable-housing-for-a-lucky-few/article_c0b81796-1389-11e5-9c37-13b8e8a27071.html#.VYGlX18eBjE.facebook

LA Weekly (June 15, 2015)
Yes, We Can Make Developers Build Housing for the Poor: Robert Dhondrup of the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing said, "We’re satisfied that the court ruled that mixed-income housing stands constitutionally." He said the ruling could support legislation to overturn the Palmer decision and allow cities to require affordable rental units again. Last year Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed just such a bill. "It is a necessary step toward getting a legislative fix on the Palmer decision," Dhondrup said.
http://www.laweekly.com/news/yes-we-can-make-developers-build-housing-for-the-poor-5692043

Fontana Herald News (May 28, 2015)
New report says rents are ‘out of reach’ for many Inland Empire residents: "“It’s not getting any better,” according to SCANPH Executive Director Alan Greenlee. “Southern California routinely ranks among the least affordable housing markets in the country, and a study done by the California Housing Partnership Corporations estimated that San Bernardino County needs 36,375 more apartments and Riverside County needs 31,875 more apartments that are affordable to low-income renters. We need action and we need to get state and local resources to help alleviate the gap and get more affordable housing built.”
http://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/business/article_f8ffa848-0552-11e5-9bf7-a3e38695cd08.html

KPCC 89.3 FM NPR NEWS RADIO (May 27, 2015)
State bill proposes fee to deal with affordable housing issue: "It'd be a big deal," said Alan Greenlee, executive director of the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing. "L.A. County particularly — California generally — are suffering from an extreme lack of homes that are affordable and at the same time, there's been a significant reduction in the public financing that's been made available to do this kind of development."
http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/05/27/51975/state-bill-could-make-a-dent-in-affordable-housing/

LA Daily News (April 20, 2015)
The Rising Price of Downtown Living: “Addressing that is no simple task. For one, affordable housing in Los Angeles took a big hit in 2012, when Community Redevelopment Agencies statewide were killed off by Gov. Jerry Brown as part of his attempt to balance the state budget. The L.A. CRA’s $250 million fund for affordable housing disappeared in a blink, said Alan Greenlee, executive director of the Southern California Association for Nonprofit Housing, which advocates for affordable housing development. The old rules also dictated that projects that received public money had to set aside a certain number (often 20%) of units for lower-income earners. Now, with no dedicated city funding mechanism, and a market where developers can raise money from the private sector, this portion of the populace is squeezed. “We were already in a position where we didn’t have enough subsidized housing, and there’s been no meaningful contribution to that missing pot of the CRA,” Greenlee said.”
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/the-rising-price-of-downtown-living/article_916184de-e54c-11e4-be4e-a766501fbe40.html

Think Progress (March 10, 2015)
California’s Innovative Plan To Crack The Code For Affordable Housing
: “And California desperately needs the boost Atkins’ proposes. In Los Angeles County alone, the affordable housing shortfall is about a half-million units. In the spring of 2014, there were 490,000 more low-income families than there were housing units they could afford to live in, according to the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH), and executive director Alan Greenlee expects that number to rise when the group’s new study is finished later this spring. “It’s not getting any better,” Greenlee told ThinkProgress.”
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/03/10/3631475/california-proposal-addresses-broken-promises-affordable-housing/

TriCounty Sentry - Ventura County (March 5, 2015)
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins Introduces Housing Bills Package
: "The Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing (SCANPH) stood with State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins in Los Angeles, as she announced a housing-bill package designed to stabilize the lives of young people, families, and Californians struggling to keep up with the costs of living."
http://tricountysentry.com/blog/assembly-speaker-toni-atkins-introduces-housing-bills-package/

Capital and Main (February 26, 2015)
Twelve Ways to Reverse Inequality and Close the “California Chasm” By Manuel Pastor & Dan Braun
http://capitalandmain.com/inequality-section/twelve-ways-to-reverse-inequality-and-close-the-california-chasm/

Los Angeles Times (February 26, 2015)
State Assembly speaker pushes plan to fund more affordable housing: "Southern California routinely ranks among the least-affordable housing markets in the country, and a study last year by a group of nonprofit housing developers estimated that Los Angeles County needs 500,000 more apartments that are affordable to low-income renters."
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-plan-to-fund-more-affordable-housing-20150225-story.html

Ventura County Star (February 5, 2015)
State treasurer seeks input on affordable housing funding: " Experts working in the affordable housing field are encouraged to provide input at a meeting March 4 in Thousand Oaks hosted by the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing. Representatives from the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee and California Debt Limit Allocation Committee will be there to seek feedback on how the state treasurer’s tax-exempt bond and low-income housing tax credit programs can be optimized. State Treasurer John Chiang is expected to review these programs and may incorporate public comment when revising them for 2016."
http://www.vcstar.com/news/local-news/conejo-valley/state-treasurer-seeks-input-on-affordable-housing-funding_61492387

Los Angeles Daily News (January 29, 2015)
More L.A. homeless veterans found housing in 2014, city says: "Between 2000 and 2012, median rents in Los Angeles County rose by 25%, while median incomes declined by 9%, according to a 2014 study released by the California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) and the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH)."
http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20150129/more-la-homeless-veterans-found-housing-in-2014-city-says

Los Angeles Times (January 2015)
LA TIMES EDITORIALS ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING
January 11, 2015 (pdf here)
January 15, 2015 (pdf here)

Los Angeles Times (November 6, 2014)
Hitting Garcetti's goal of 100,000 new homes by 2021 won't be easy: "This is a gigantic challenge," said Alan Greenlee, executive director of the Southern California Assn. of Nonprofit Housing. "We historically have not kept up, and the problems are only getting worse."
http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-affordable-housing-20141107-story.html

The Orange County Register (October 16, 2014)
Senior apartments: Affordability, by the sea: “Last week, the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing named Cotton’s Point project of the year, said Graham Espley-Jones, president of Western Community Housing.”
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/project-638742-clemente-housing.html

Los Angeles Times (October 14, 2014)
Parking, local opposition add to affordable housing costs, study finds: “The report comes as California grapples with a massive affordable housing shortage. Los Angeles County alone needs nearly 500,000 more units to meet the area's need, according to a report earlier this year from the Southern California Assn. of Nonprofit Housing. Meanwhile state and local funding to develop affordable housing has declined in recent years.”
http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-affordable-housing-costs-20141014-story.html

Los Angeles Times (October 8, 2014)
Southern California rents to keep climbing over the next two years : “The region has long had a shortage of rental housing. A study earlier this year estimated Los Angeles County needs an additional 500,000 apartments to meet demand, which is surging as job growth picks up and a wave of twentysomethings move out on their own.”
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-apartment-rents-20141008-story.html

Epoch Times (July 3, 2014)
Los Angeles Still on Wrong Side of Housing Recovery: Study:
“The Los Angeles area is a low-wage city and low-wage metropolitan area,” said Lisa Payne, Policy Director for Southern California Association of Non-profit Housing. “And at the same time, it’s becoming an increasingly desirable area. Housing prices are tremendously high compared to the incomes.”
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/772076-los-angeles-still-behind-the-housing-recovery-study/

LA Times (June 25, 2014)
Housing costs are a greater burden in L.A. than elsewhere: "The study's findings echo a report issued in May by the Southern California Assn. of Nonprofit Housing, which found Los Angeles County has a shortfall of nearly 500,000 apartments that are affordable to low-income households. State and local funding for affordable housing has fallen in recent years, even as rents have climbed and demand for low-cost rentals has surged.In Southern California, the challenge is one both of high housing costs and stagnant wages. Median household income, adjusted for inflation, has fallen 11% here since 2005, while rents have climbed."
http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-affordable-housing-20140626-story.html

Echo Park & Silver Lake Patch (May 29, 2014)
L.A. County Has the Biggest Shortfall of Affordable Housing: "This report points out empirically what low-income county residents already know -- the cost of a home continues to go up while their incomes continue to go down," according to Alan Greenlee of SCANPH. "This fact threatens the strength of our entire community by impacting our infrastructure, our air quality and more importantly the families who are suffering from poor quality of life. "We need to act now because the housing market has not kept up with the housing needs," he said. "We're not entering a crisis, the crisis is already here."
http://echopark.patch.com/groups/real-estate/p/la-county-has-the-biggest-shortfall-of-affordable-housing6832892

Curbed LA (May 30, 2014)
With Rents Up and Incomes Down, LA is Extremely Short on Affordable Housing
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/05/with_rents_up_and_incomes_down_la_is_extremely_short_on_affordable_housing.php

KTLA News, Channel 5 (May 28, 2014)
Candidates Vying for Seat on L.A. County Board of Supervisors Face Off in Debate
http://video.ktla.com/Candidates-Vying-for-Seat-on-LA-County-Board-of-Supervisors-Face-Off-in-Debate--26188507?playlistId=12087#.U4edJaQo-Uk

KPCC (May 29, 2014)
LA Supervisors race: Duran, Kuehl, Shriver argue experience makes them the best candidate: The three leading candidates to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the powerful Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed on most of the issues during their final debate Wednesday. All want to provide more affordable housing, all promise to seek more money for homeless veterans and all said people getting out of jail should receive more help.
http://www.scpr.org/blogs/politics/2014/05/29/16724/la-supervisors-race-duran-kuehl-shriver-argue-expe/

KPCC (May 29, 2014)
LA rents: County faces shortfall of 490,340 affordable homes, most in state: More than 143,000 new renter households have entered the Los Angeles market since 2006, many because of displacement during the foreclosure crisis, according to the report.
http://www.scpr.org/blogs/economy/2014/05/29/16728/report-la-county-faces-shortfall-of-490-340-afford/

WestsideToday.Com (May 29, 2014)
County’s Affordable Housing Stock Falls Short of Goal: “This report points out empirically what low-income county residents already know – the cost of a home continues to go up while their incomes continue to go down,” according to Alan Greenlee of SCANPH. “This fact threatens the strength of our entire community by impacting our infrastructure, our air quality and more importantly the families who are suffering from poor quality of life. “We need to act now because the housing market has not kept up with the housing needs. We’re not entering a crisis, the crisis is already here,” he added.
http://westsidetoday.com/2014/05/29/countys-affordable-housing-stock-falls-short-goal/

Post Periodical (Western San Fernando Valley News), (May 29, 2014)
Report: LA County Lacks Affordable Housing: “This report points out empirically what low-income county residents already know – the cost of a home continues to go up while their incomes continue to go down,” according to Alan Greenlee of SCANPH. “This fact threatens the strength of our entire community by impacting our infrastructure, our air quality and more importantly the families who are suffering from poor quality of life. “We need to act now because the housing market has not kept up with the housing needs,” he said. “We’re not entering a crisis, the crisis is already here.”
http://www.postperiodical.com/report-la-county-lacks-affordable-housing/

Business Week (May 29, 2014)
Los Angeles Needs Half a Million More Affordable Housing Units: Los Angeles has almost a million workers who earn less than half of the county’s median income of $37,950 but only enough units available to house about half of them affordably. To keep rent at an manageable level, which has generally been considered 30 percent of income, Angelenos would need to make $55,920 a year at the going rental prices for a two-bedroom apartment. (from CHPC report)
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-29/los-angeles-needs-half-a-million-more-affordable-housing-units

Los Angeles Times, Andrew Khouri (May 28, 2014)
Shortage of affordable housing is dire in L.A. County, advocates say: To cope, low-income households either cut back on other necessities, cram into over-crowded apartments, rent unsafe units or move away, said Alan Greenlee, executive director of the Southern California Assn. of Non-Profit Housing, which helped produce the report.
http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-re-affordable-housing-20140528-story.html

Los Angeles Times, Gale Holland (May 23, 2014)
Prop. 41, for homeless vets, renews debate over Westside VA campus: "There's a lot of empirical evidence that permanent supportive housing saves public-sector dollars," said Alan Greenlee, executive director of the Southern California Assn. of Non-Profit Housing. "The mental health and healthcare needs of veterans don't go away after a year or even two years."
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-homeless-housing-bond-20140524-story.html

Los Angeles Times, Emily Alpert Reyes (May 12, 2013)
L.A. politicians weigh plan to replenish affordable housing fund: Affordable housing is so scarce in L.A. that waiting lists for new buildings are often quickly closed because they stretch so long, said Molly Rysman, Los Angeles director of the national Corporation for Supportive Housing. "There's no point in putting people on a waiting list that's 20 years long," she said.
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-affordable-housing-fund-20140513-story.html

Pasadena Weekly, Rebecca Kuzins (April 23, 2014)
Aging into homelessness: Holly Benson, board president of the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing, says low-income housing proponents are also backing Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s recently announced proposal to direct 20 percent of cap-and-trade energy conservation funds to the development of affordable homes near public transit.
http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/aging_into_homelessness/13020/

KPCC FM Radio, Rent Q&A: What can be done to make LA housing more affordable? (April 17, 2014)
Holly Benson interview
http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2014/04/17/36990/rent-qa-what-can-be-done-to-make-la-housing-more-a/
mp3 here http://media.scpr.org/audio/upload/2014/04/17/20140417_rentqna-3cf20279.mp3?via=website

San Fernando Valley Sun, March 27, 2014
Rental Costs In Los Angeles Becoming Extremely Pricy:“The divergence between the ever growing costs of housing to real income levels of Southern California families has gotten wider,” said SCANPH spokesman Robert Dhondrup, in the report. “Real income has stagnated or remained flat for most Southern California households, but the cost of housing, even with the financial crisis, has has kept increasing — especially with regards to the rental market. “Those foreclosed families are now renters, adding to the market pressure,” Dhondrup said.
http://www.sanfernandosun.com/sanfernsun/news/10501-rental-costs-in-los-angeles-becoming-extremely-pricy

Los Angeles Times, James Rainey (January 12, 2014)
Some ins and outs of L.A.'s mayoral campaign debates: The housing group's executive director, Alan Greenlee, said the debate participation criteria were set months ago and the $1-million threshold had no special significance. “As to where the number should be exactly, I am not sure,” Greenlee said. “I am sympathetic to the discussion that we might have missed the number, but the number is what it is and we have chosen to stick with it.”
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/01/los-angeles-mayor-race-debates-forum-housing-.html

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