In November 2016, City of Los Angeles voters approved Measure JJJ, which added provisions to the municipal code to require developers requesting certain entitlements for residential projects to either provide affordable units or pay an in-lieu fee. These requirements generally apply to applications for Zone Changes or General Plan Amendments that increase residential density and were deemed complete on or after December 13, 2016.
Measure JJJ also required the Department of City Planning to create a program to further incentivize affordable housing near transit. Accordingly, the Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) Affordable Housing Incentive Program became effective on September 22, 2017. The program encourages affordable housing within a half mile of major transit stops by providing additional density, reduced parking, and other incentives for projects that include covenanted affordable units.
The report linked below provides an overview of the housing outcomes of these measures and programs through June 30, 2018. Highlights include:
Going forward, the Department will release a quarterly update to this report, as part of a broader effort to increase data transparency and analysis around policy outcomes.For more information, contact Lauren Alba, firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-1190.