Last night’s Housing and Homelessness Candidate Forum in Northridge was a huge success, and we are so appreciative to the over 200 North Valley residents who came out, asked questions, and stayed to speak with candidates John Lee and Loraine Lundquist after the event.
Two key takeaways:
- Both candidates said that they would support the pledge to build 222 units of supportive housing in CD12. As moderator Alex Cohen mentioned, CD12 currently has 0 units of Prop. HHH-funded supportive housing, the only council district in the City of Los Angeles that has yet to approve any units.
- Both candidates said they would support renewing Measure H, the quarter of a cent sales tax to provide services and short-term housing for people experiencing homelessness.
You can dive more into last night’s forum on our Twitter page, which had an extensive question by question recap of the event.
Of course, we couldn’t have done this event without our steering committee partners (Coalition for a Just LA, SCANPH, LA Voice, Bend the Arc, and ACT LA), our moderator Alex Cohen, and both candidates who took the time from their busy campaign schedules to spend a night discussing issues of homeless and housing policy.
We urge everyone who supports these solutions to homelessness to attend our CD12 Postcard-Writing House Party on Monday, 8/5. Help us get out the vote and encourage our future council member to say “YES” to supportive and affordable housing in the North San Fernando Valley, and across Los Angeles. It will be fun, we promise.