2017-18 Housing, Equity, and Community Series
The 2017-18 edition of the Housing, Equity, and Community Series — a collaboration between the Lewis Center, the Institute for Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, and the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate — kicked off in the fall with a screening of the award-winning documentary “East LA Interchange.” Part 1 of the series’ lunchtime panel discussions tackled the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, Part 2 examined protections for renters, including how current state laws on tenancy and evictions affect residents and the political appetite for reform, and Part 3 covered a new report from the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge (CNK) on housing discrimination and homeownership in South Los Angeles since the 1960s.
A Case of Arrested Development: The Road to and From Measure S
Before it failed on the March 2017 ballot, UCLA faculty members discussed Measure S, which would have impose a temporary moratorium on development projects that require changes to zoning, land use, and building height laws in Los Angeles. The discussion was moderated by Rosslyn “Beth” Hummer, the chair of the Land Use Planning and Environmental Subcommittee of the Real Property Section of the L.A. County Bar Association.