What the newest member of the L.A. City Council promised us


The people of the northwest San Fernando Valley have cast their votes, and they’ve chosen John Lee to represent them on the Los Angeles City Council.

We’d like to thank both Lee and Loraine Lundquist for their engagement on issues related to homelessness and housing, and especially for participating in our candidate forum that was hosted by Spectrum News 1’s Alex Cohen.

As we’ve noted before, CD12 is the only district in Los Angeles where zero units of HHH-funded supportive housing have been approved. Residents in CD12 and across L.A. are demanding housing solutions and our coalition made sure the candidates got the message.

During the campaign, John Lee made three key promises to our coalition and their constituents. He said he would:

  1. Help create 222 units of supportive housing in the district
  2. Support the renewal of Measure H to make sure homeless services continue to get funded
  3. Meet with our coalition within 30 days of taking office

Now that the election is behind us, the real work to end homelessness in places like Northridge, Chatsworth, and Porter Ranch begins. With the help of thousands of Everyone In advocates, we plan on holding Lee to those promises and we look forward to working together.

CD12 has a lot of catching up to do and we need everyone in.