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Nuestra Tierra, Nuestro Futuro: A Sustainable Community Ownership and Land Stewardship Pilot in Unincorporated East Los Angeles


The County of Los Angeles partnered with East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC), Legacy LA, and Eastside LEADS on a Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Planning Grant. The Planning Grant project aimed to address displacement and climate change in the unincorporated community of East Los Angeles through establishing a foundation for community ownership and land stewardship. The primary goals were to develop the framework for a community land trust (CLT) and to support sustainable food systems.

DRP’s role in the project was primarily technical assistance. The work was led by ELACC, Legacy LA and Eastside LEADS. Please see below for the final materials for this TCC Planning Grant project.

For more information about the project, please contact Heather Anderson at (213) 974-6417 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

This project was funded in whole through the Strategic Growth Council, and is part of the California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billion of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emission, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.


Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Action Plan


The Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Action Plan, which addresses Strategies F2 and F5 of the County’s Homeless Initiative, provides recommendations for affordable housing policies that meet the needs of the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The Action Plan considers multiple policy areas, including accessory dwelling units; affordable housing linkage fees; affordable housing preservation; community land trusts; inclusionary housing; innovative housing typologies; and value capture and incentive zoning strategies. The Action Plan also includes three studies: (1) an existing conditions and real estate market study; (2) a residential nexus study to examine the feasibility of a residential linkage fee; and (3) an inclusionary housing analysis to examine the feasibility of an inclusionary housing program for for-sale and rental projects.


Senate Bill 2 (2007): Affirmatively Advancing Solutions to Homelessness, Los Angeles County Title 22 Analysis and Recommendations


California Senate Bill 2 (SB 2) was approved in 2007 with the goal of preventing zoning barriers to development of shelter, and transitional and supportive housing. In 2016, the County passed the Homeless Initiative, a comprehensive plan to address homelessness through social services, funding and land use strategies. Strategy F1 of the Homeless Initiative is Promote Regional SB 2 Compliance and Implementation. As part of Strategy F1, Public Counsel, in consultation with Corporation for Supportive Housing and the Department of Regional Planning, created a report analyzing the County Code and providing recommendations for SB 2 compliance in the County’s unincorporated areas, as well as best practices for encouraging development of emergency shelters, and transitional and supportive housing.

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