The affordable housing crisis is real, it’s drastic, and it’s changing the very heart & soul of our community. We need the your input and ideas to create policies that will balance the need for affordable housing and concerns with density, promote mobility, and ensure our children, our teachers, and our elders can call Culver City home. I hope you will join me tomorrow, Saturday, January 28th from 9am to noon at Vets Memorial Building for an important Community Conversation on Affordable Housing, in addition to the closely related topics of Homelessness and the possible expansion of the role of the Landlord Tenant Mediation Board (created to make up for the fact that Culver City has no rent control).
Childcare for children 6 and older will be provided, as well as light refreshments.
Following the Community Conversation, in the same room at 1pm is the final Habitat for Humanity information session: attendance is mandatory to be eligible to apply for one of the 10 affordable homes to be built on Globe Avenue. Details here.
In November, the City Council passed a Resolution to work with LA County to combat homelessness. On Monday 1/30, Mayor Jim Clarke and I will attend a Measure H campaign kick-off press conference along side Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and a coalition of those committed to lifting the estimated 46,874 homeless LA County residents off of the streets, and into homes with mental health and other supportive services. (We’ll soon find out the new 2017 count, which was done this week.)
Currently there are 120 Culver City Unified school children who are facing homelessness, housing instability, hunger and poverty. By working together, we can change their lives. Ready to roll up your sleeves?