In recent months of pandemic response, the ‘Safer at Home’ order has reminded us of the importance and necessity of housing for a safe and healthy Los Angeles. However, for Angelenos at risk of losing housing or without a home, it has brought about an intensified need for supportive, affordable housing. As our city is coming to an acute awareness of the importance of housing for all, we must reform and expedite our approaches to working towards a housed and healthy Los Angeles.
On this Changemakers LA episode, we discuss the future of housing in this unprecedented time. We are proud to have Paul Beesemyer, Bill Huang, Rebecca Louie, and Audrey Peterson join us to discuss the effects of the current pandemic on affordable housing.
Our guests joining us for this episode are:
Paul Beesemyer, Director of Southern California for the California Housing Partnership
Bill Huang, Director of the Housing and Career Services Department for the City of Pasadena
Rebecca Louie, Vice President/COO of Wakeland HDC
Audrey Peterson, Senior Projects Manager at Clifford Beers Housing
In this episode, you will learn:
What the coronavirus has taught the field about the relationship between housing, health and safety
How coronavirus and the resulting lockdown is affecting the already rising demand for affordable housing
How developers can adapt the services they provide to better serve residents who are sheltering in place
SAVE THE DATE! HDTI BEGINS FALL 2020
Thanks to a grant from Union Bank, LISC LA will soon be accepting applications for the California Statewide Affordable Housing Development Training Institute (HDTI). Participants will have an opportunity to apply online to be part of this yearlong comprehensive training in affordable housing development within a community development context.
LISC LA Provides Affordable Housing Solutions to Local Governments Amidst COVID-19
LISC LA is offering our partnership to local governments as we aim to support affordable housing developers and owners during the COVID-19 pandemic. With a commitment to building resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity, we have developed a toolkit of best practices for cities during this health and economic crisis.