Clergy, Community, and Labor Groups are Coming
Together to Make LA the Most Affordable,
Tenant Friendly City in America.
Solve the City of LA’s Short-Staffing Crisis
It’s critical that we fight side-by-side with our City unions to staff up in departments throughout the City.
Our City employees are getting burned out, quitting, and moving to other jurisdictions because there’s no relief in sight.
We’re fighting to ensure that the City meets the service levels that our communities need.
Push the City of LA to Develop Social and Permanent Supportive Housing
It’s time for the City of LA to get serious about building housing for the people.
That’s why we’re mobilizing to push the City to develop 8,000 social housing units and 2,000 permanent supportive housing units all built by union labor.
We’re also calling on the City to establish the Los Angeles Public Bank. Each year, the City of Los Angeles diverts public funds away from critical areas like affordable housing when they spend hundreds of millions of dollars on debt service and finance costs to Wall Street banks.
In addition, we’re demanding that the City identifies ongoing funding sources for land remediation, and that the City fully funds the City “Worker Next Door” program.
Establish a Housing Minimum Wage in the City of LA
The homeless crisis is also an economic crisis, wages aren’t keeping up with the City’s skyrocketing cost of living.
We’re demanding that every City employee earns a housing minimum wage to be able to live in the City that they serve.
Strengthen Tenants Rights and Make the City of LA Commit the Resources
The pandemic demonstrated the greater need for tenant protections and anti-harassment laws. That’s why we’re fighting to strengthen the City’s Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance (TAHO) to expand the definition of harassment and make it easier for tenants to bring cases. In addition, we’re fighting to increase the City Attorney’s capacity to bring civil cases under TAHO and to increase the Los Angeles Housing Department’s (LAHD) capacity to issue citations for harassment.
We need the City to not only strengthen our existing ordinances — we need them to commit the resources for LAHD to do their job. We’re demanding that the City fill all existing vacancies at LAHD with a primary focus on tenant protection and support. In addition, we need to expand LAHD staff capacity to keep unscrupulous landlords accountable and address the large amount of tenant complaints with a primary focus on keeping tenants housed in their current units.