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Bonin to Unveil Affordable Housing “Homes Guarantee” Project

By David Graham-Caso
LOS ANGELES – Councilmember Mike Bonin will be joined by affordable housing activists and grassroots neighborhood leaders Wednesday morning for a news conference to unveil several proposals to address the affordable housing crisis, laying the foundation for a local version of the “Homes Guarantee,” a nationwide campaign for “safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable housing for all.”

The legislative package will include proposals to build publicly-financed “social housing,” to strengthen the city’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance, to mandate disclosure requirements for LLCs and shell companies purchasing residential property, and proposals to endorse federal legislation that would fund social housing and environmental retrofits of public housing.

Dubbed “Homes Guarantee LA,” the series of proposals builds on additional efforts of Bonin and his colleagues to protect and expand affordable housing and protect renters.

WHAT: News Conference to Announce “Homes Guarantee LA”

WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall Forecourt (top of Spring Street Steps)
200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 2020; 9am

WHO: Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin
Daisy Vega, People Organized for Westside Renewal
Laura Raymond, Alliance for Community Transit-LA
Steve Diaz, Los Angeles Community Action Network
Joe Donlin, SAJE-Strategic Actions for a Just Economy
David Levitus, LAForward
Joseph Delgado, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
Carlos Aguilar, Communities for Economic Survival

Comments (6)

  1. Nick Antonicello

    Is it necessary to have taxpayer funded propaganda a podium on this site? This press release has nothing to do with Venice.

    • reta

      Yes, because Rick Garvey is going to answer this, and perhaps, we will all learn something. But I do understand what you are saying.

    • The Inquire

      Why do hate affordable housing Nick ?

      • Nicholas Antonicello

        There is no such thing of affordable housing. It is a fantasy and myth. Market rate housing is what we have in the US. Government housing is pretty much a failure, HUD should be abolished and let the states decide their own fate. What LA needs is stronger rent control guidelines since 60% of Angelenos are in fact tenants.

    • Lisa Redmond

      Yes it does. Mr. Bonin is our City Council elected representative, and if what is being proposed moves forward, it will definitely affect Venice. Ms. Moser is correct in posting this info.

      • Nicholas Antonicello

        Mike Bonin is an utter failure as an elected official and the people of Venice do not support him as witnessed in polls and surveys of Venetians. It seems the renters and homeowners of this community do not matter as demonstrated by his inability to get anything done over his 5 plus years of service.

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