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Policy Digest: A Monthly Snapshot of Housing-Related Policy Research
June 2018

2018 First Quarter Policy Update
SCANPH's Update on Policy Strategy and Implementation Phase

Fact Sheets on New Housing Laws
SCANPH periodically releases comprehensive fact sheets on newly-approved legislation pertinent to the affordable housing industry.
SB 35
SB 167

2017 Housing Needs Assessment Series: Southern California
Our partners at the California Housing Partnership Corporation have released detailed reports describing the affordable housing crisis facing lower-income renters in five Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and San Diego. SCANPH contributed on the policy recommendations outlined in the reports.
Los Angeles County
Orange County
Riverside County
San Bernardino
San Diego

Out of Reach
Information on how much a family needs to earn to afford the average rent and median home price in Southern California in 2016:

Los Angeles County
Orange County
Riverside County
San Bernardino County
Ventura County
Los Angeles (City)

SCANPH Position Paper on LA County Funding
The county should dedicate a majority of new funds its receives from the dissolution of redevelopment agencies toward building affordable homes.

The Impact of LA’s Fixed-Guideway Transit Stations on the Local Real Estate Market

By: Chen Liu
Client: SCANPH
Faculty Chair: Joan Ling

This study quantitatively examines the impact of Los Angeles fixed-guideway transit stations on the surrounding real estate market, especially the housing market. The findings help policy makers better understand whether (and where) to capture the private value created by public investment in transit system for low-income households in Los Angeles station areas.

Affordability Matters: A Look at Housing Construction & Affordability in Los Angeles

By: Beth Steckler and Adam Garcia

This report analyzes and documents affordable housing construction and demolition between 1998 and 2005 in the city of Los Angeles for the purposes of increasing public understanding of and participation in the Housing Element updates and other local planning efforts.