12/03/2011

CA Policy Urgent Action: L.A. Ordinance

The Los Angeles City Council is currently considering a Community Care Facilities ordinance that, if enacted, would increase homelessness and stymie progress made in reducing homelessness in Los Angeles. It would also set dangerous precedent for other communities. Aimed at ridding the city of sober living facilities in single family residential neighborhoods, the ordinance would:

  • Prohibit more than two unrelated parolees/probationers from residing in a single building in single family residential neighborhoods,
  • Prohibit shared supportive housing in single family residential neighborhoods,
  • Require a conditional use permit for any building housing more than two unrelated parolees/probationers throughout the building, and
  • Characterize shared housing under more than one written or oral lease as a boarding house.

Take Action Today:

  • Add your organization to a list of organizations opposing these provisions.
  • Write a letter or e-mail to as many council members as possible, using the sample letter or e-mail attached to the CSH advocacy brief.
  • If you live or work in Los Angeles, let us know how your work will be impacted and ask for a meeting with your council member. Feel free to use the CSH fact sheet about the ordinance.

 

Contact Sharon Rapport at CSH for further information at sharon.rapport@csh.org or (323) 243-7424.

 

A Proposed Los Angeles Ordinance Would Increase Homelessness and Set Precedent

The Los Angeles City Council is currently considering a Community Care Facilities ordinance that, if enacted, would increase homelessness and stymie progress made in reducing homelessness in Los Angeles. It would also set dangerous precedent for other communities. Aimed at ridding the City of sober living facilities in single family residential neighborhoods, the ordinance would–

·         Prohibit more than two unrelated parolees/probationers from residing in a single building in single family residential neighborhoods,

·         Prohibit shared supportive housing in single family residential neighborhoods,

·         Require a conditional use permit for any building housing more than two unrelated parolees/probationers throughout the building, and

·         Characterize shared housing under more than one written or oral lease as a boarding house.

 

Take Action Today:

1.     Add your organization to a list of organizations opposing these provisions;

2.     Write a letter or e-mail to as many council members as possible, using the sample letter or e-mail attached to the CSH advocacy brief;

3.     If you live or work in Los Angeles, let us know how your work will be impacted and ask for a meeting with your council member. Feel free to use the CSH fact sheet about the ordinance.

Contact Sharon Rapport at CSH for further information at sharon.rapport@csh.org or (323) 243-7424.

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