Making DTLA the Place for New Housing at All Income Levels
Los Angeles has a severe housing shortage that is driving up the cost of homes across the city. This imbalance is reflected in DTLA: It employs approximately 500,000 workers but is home to only 65,000 residents. We need more housing to attract new businesses, support retailers and entertainment venues, and continue to build a strong Downtown community.
Because Downtown has a robust network of transit options that support high-density housing, it is well-positioned to meaningfully address LA’s housing crisis. CCA believes we must place a greater emphasis on creating new housing in Downtown, and will continue to support broad-based policies that encourage the production of new housing at a range of income levels. We will leverage the DTLA 2040 effort and other policy initiatives to make Downtown the place for new housing in Los Angeles, including housing that is affordable to the vast majority of Angelenos who do not qualify for subsidized housing but cannot afford market rate housing.
CCA will advocate for housing policies that are clear, predictable and flexible. We will also support modifying building codes to allow for new housing typologies because we view Downtown as the best place in LA to try new approaches and pilot programs. Our goal is to ensure affordability and cement DTLA’s status as a thriving mixed-income community.