The People Concern works to educate the broader community and improve public policy. We know the effective public policy is essential for developing sustainable solutions that have a lasting positive impact on our unhoused neighbors and our communities. YOU can influence political change by making your voice heard!
Here are a few ways you can get involved today!
1. Visit The People Concern’s advocacy website to learn more about advocacy opportunities and the steps you can take to make a difference in your community.
2. Become a social media advocate! Let your city officials know that you support more services and housing! Use #housedhealthysafe in your posts. Find your city councilmember here.
3. Let L.A. City Council and L.A. County Board of Supervisors know you want real solutions by signing Everyone In’s petition.
Policy We Support
AB 15 will extend the timeline for the protections of AB 3088, preventing people from being evicted due to the financial impact of the pandemic and increasing the punishment for landlords who might try to evict by illegal means.
AB 71 will raise up to $2.4 billion annually for homeless programs, creating ongoing state funding sources for long-term solutions. Will increase tax rates on multinational corporations worth more than $5 million, from 8.84% (a rate from 1986) to at least 9.6%.
SB 679 will create the L.A. County Affordable Housing Solutions Agency: a single affordable housing solutions agency with the ability to raise its own public and private revenue to fund systemic solutions to the countywide affordable housing crisis, including 100% affordable housing and renter protection programs.
SB 914 will reduce gender bias and disparities in outcomes in California’s response to homelessness by embedding a focus on domestic violence survivors and other vulnerable populations into local homelessness plans.
AB 1685 will require all local jurisdictions to create a parking ticket relief program for people experiencing homelessness.
AB 2791 will require levying officers, such as sheriffs and marshals, who serve process and orders, to receive documents for service by fax or other electronic means, regardless of whether the request contains an original “wet” signature, and without substantive review of a valid court order.
Measure J will dedicated at least 10% of LA County’s locally generated unrestricted funding to address the disproportionate impact of racial injustice through community investments such as youth development, job training, small business development, supportive housing services and alternatives to incarceration.
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) creates and supports comprehensive, cost-effective responses to gender-based violence. S. 3623 maintains existing protections while expanding VAWA to address current gaps to prevent sexual violence and increase access to services, safety and justice by responding to challenges with real-world solutions.
Explore these Resources and stay informed
Read California Housing Partnership’s 2021 Affordable Housing Needs Reports with Local Policy Recommendations for Southern California.
Keep track of Measure J progress, sign up for the mailing list and use your voice to advocate for reform that dismantles racism in L.A.
Take a closer look at the L.A. Equity Index to understand how critical factors like socioeconomic opportunities, environment, education and access to resources contribute to challenges facing Angelenos.
Review the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy’s (LCHP) report, “The Making of a Crisis: A History of Homelessness in Los Angeles.”
Read about our partnership with FlyawayHomes and our plan that will end homelessness in Los Angeles, Vision 2028.
Check out California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities report published by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.